Others expected to compete in the 54-hole event are siblings Jolo and Jonas Magcalayo, Aniceto Mandanas, Paolo Barro in the Championship men's division and Nicole Abelar, Annyka Cayabyab and Mafy
Singson in the distaff side.
But the former LPGT leg winner bogeyed the last to drop to 71 in a tie with amateur Mafy
Singson, who also stumbled with a bogey on the long par-3 closing hole with fellow amateur Sam Dizon carding a 73.
Aoyong, Singson top 1st Fil-Am jungolf !-- -- (The Philippine Star) - June 7, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Rafael Aoyong pooled 80 Molave points while Mafy
Singson assembled a 103 as they ruled their respective divisions to lead the winners in the inaugural Fil-Am Jungolf Invitational at Camp John Hay and Baguio Country Club courses Tuesday.
They include the top and rising shotmakers from Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Korea, Thailand and the US, all eager to slug it out with the country's cream of the crop, including the likes of Samantha Dizon, Mafy
Singson, Eagle Ace Superal, Arnie Taguines, Laia Barro, Angela Legaspi, Monica Mandario, Junia Gabasa, Kyla Nocum and top jungolfer Nicole Abelar.
In Class B girls Mafy
Singson of ICTSI (147), Samantha Dizon of ICTSI (134) and Laurea Duque of Pradera 3 (134); Class C girls Monique Arroyo of Pradera 2 (135), Rianne Malixi of Pradera 1 (117) and Mz.
Six amateurs are also vying in the 54-hole event organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments Inc., all looking to duplicate Superal's feat in 2013, including Chanelle Avaricio, Mafy
Singson, Samantha Dizon, Arnie Taguines, club bet Kim Min Ji of Korea and Eagle Ace Superal, who won the 13-14 crown in the Future Champions Golf in California three weeks ago.
Nocum is also back in the title chase, along with Sunshine Baraquiel, Laurea Duque, Kristine Fleetwood, Junia Gabasa, Rianne Malixi and Mariel Tee with Koreans Gi Soon Choi and Kang Da Yun toughening up the field that also features members of The Country Club team, led by Sam Dizon, Mafy
Singson, Arnie Taguines, Kristine Torralba and young Eagle Ace Superal.
Thai Saruttaya Ngam-usawan, winner at Royal Northwoods in 2016, birdied the opening hole but faded quickly with three bogeys and three double bogeys for a 78 in a tie with amateur Mafy
Saruttaya Ngam-usawan, who won here in 2016 to nail her first career victory, hardly recovered from a fumbling start of three bogeys and a double bogey after six holes but came through with a pitch-in eagle on the par-4 17th to save a 77 for joint 10th with Taiwanese Chang Hsuan-ping, Alex Etter and amateur Mafy
Singson in the event backed by Custom Clubmakers, Meralco, KandG Golf Apparel, BDO, Sharp, KZG, PLDT, Empire Golf and Sports and M.Y.
Last year's men's champion Paolo Wong is tipped to go for a repeat in the 54-hole Championship division against the likes of siblings Jolo and Jonas Magcalayo, Aniceto Mandanas, Paolo Barro while Nicole Abelar, Annyka Cayabyab and Mafy
Singson are expected to dispute top honors in the distaff side.
Also entered are TCC mainstays Sam Dizon, Laia Barro and Mafy
Singson, Marianne Bustos, Jonah Ilagan, Sheila Ward and Kinjo Mana of Japan.
The Thai, who tied Saso and Mafy
Singson after 18 holes but fell behind by three in the second round, wound up with a 212.