But one thing that could go against the rest of the bidders is that Pagunsan will be playing on a course so familiar and so dear to him, the NOGCC
, otherwise known as Marapara, being the venue where he nurtured his game and where he won the national amateur title in 2006.
He hinted at using his driver again this week, although the par-70, 6,197-yard NOGCC layout also features tree-lined fairways and water hazards that punish errant drives and an unpredictable putting surface that could make or break one's title bid.
Quiban and Lascuna, along with a select group of pros, test the Marapara layout one last time in today's pro-am tournament, where they will be paired with guests and officials of the event's chief backers, including ICTSI, the NOGCC, BDO, KZG, Custom Clubmakers, Meralco, Sharp, Champion, Summit Mineral Water and PLDT.
In the Sportswriters bracket, Valley Golf also posted a comfortable 26-point win over host NOGCC
after putting together 452 points in two rounds.
scored 204 while Bacolod Golf took third spot with 196.
In the Founders division, NOGCC
was also the runaway champion, matching Orchard's 126 in its home course.
Luisita won the championship division, ending the three-year-reign of Canlubang while NOGCC
Marapara reigned supreme in the Founders' bracket.
Meanwhile, Victorias totaled 118 points at the NOGCC
course to grab the lead in the Sportswriters division.