Southwoods pulling away in Fil Am Golf

Baguio—Manila Southwoods is turning the 72nd Fil-Am Men’s Invitational into a one-team show.

The Fil crew slowed down with 138 points in the second round that gave Southwoods an aggregate 286 points and a huge 23-point advantage over Forest Hills after 36 holes.

Korean Jeff Jung mixed four birdies against three bogeys for a one-under-par 68 worth 37 points to lead the way for the Cavite-based Fil squad.

Kristoffer Arevalo backed up with a 35 while Gabriel Manotoc and Carl Jano Corpus each added 33 for 138 points and 286 total in 36 holes.

Forest Hills also produced an impressive 134 points, almost matching the leader’s day output. It fortified its hold of second spot with a 263 aggregate. Gus Pacheco shot level par worth 36 points, Edison Tabalin contributed 34 and a pair of 32 from Rocky Co and Jose Raymundo.

Team Januarius, a rookie entry, was at 245 after a 124 at the Camp John Hay Golf Club.

The Am five made a consecutive 119 for 238. Second running Royal Northwoods, a youthful squad composed of junior golfers, made 102 for 205 followed by Riviera-Batangas Barakos with 190 after a 95 at BCC.

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