By Adrian Flores
Baguio—Veteran Jun Jun Plana fired 34 points at the tough Baguio Country Club course to help Manila Southwoods extend its advantage to 11 points against rival Luisita Fil-Championship of the 72nd Fil-Am Men’s Invitational.
Plana got ample scoring with Theody Pascual’s 26, Manfred Guangko’s 25 and Raul Miñoza’s 24 for 109 points. Southwoods has a 357 total with one round to go in the premiere senior division.
“This is not yet a safe lead. No lead is safe in BCC. For sure, it’s going to be man for man. Anything can happen. A guy can suddenly score high at BCC,” said Southwoods skipper Freddie Mendoza.
Luisita seniors collected 103 for 346 but would have to play their best if they want to wipe out the deficit and win. Dan Cruz and Benjie Sumulong made 28 apiece, Eddie Bagtas contributed 25 and Marty Ilagan added 22.
“There’s one more day, so we still have a chance to make it. Since we are playing BCC, no lead is safe here. But it is a huge task because this means each of our player must beat the other by at least 3 points,” said designated captain Sumulong.