He said that the PGTA
had its own interests and would not support any kind of protest.
Traffic and police high ups talked to the PGTA
office bearers, but could not convince them to stop their protest until 8pm.
Campbell, who like Rufino Bayron never got into contention at least in the last three PGTA
legs, preserved a solid backside 33 with a birdie on No.
Riviera leg winner will be up against a crack field that includes four of the five other winners of the inaugural tour, all eager to become the first two-leg champion along with a host of others seeking to join the elite circle of PGTA
We will stand firm when it comes to the issue of greyhound welfare and stand solidly behind all trainers," said PGTA
chairman John Haynes.
Except for Jhonnel Ababa, last week's winner at Eagle Ridge, and Riviera titlist Clyde Mondilla, the three other PGTA
leg winners found Pradera's length too tough to overcome with Wack Wack champion Tony Lascuaa settling for a one-birdie, one-bogey round (72) and Splendido winner Rene Menor and CAT Open titlist Justin Quiban groping for 73s.
I guess everybody is in shape and raring to go, so I expect good scoring in the week,' said Lascuna, who beat American Nicolas Paez by two at PGTA
Wack Wack but struggled to finish joint 12th in the CAT Open at Luisita last month and tied for fourth at Eagle Ridge last week.
Ababa banners the elite 87-player field in the $100,000 ICTSI Pradera Verde Classic, brimming with confidence after snapping a three-year title drought with a PGTA
record seven-shot victory over Elmer Salvador in the ICTSI Eagle Ridge Invitational at the windy Aoki layout.
Tony Lascuna, winner of the last PGTA
leg at Wack Wack, recovered from a three-over card after three holes with five birdies to tally a 70 in a tie with six others, including PGTA
Riviera titlist Clyde Mondilla.
Jhonnel Ababa, for one, is upbeat of his bid for a second straight PGTA
plum after fashioning out a record seven-stroke romp at Eagle Ridge, where he emerged as the only player to shoot under-par scores in all four days.
Lertvilai and O'Toole lost in a playoff to unheralded Rene Menor at PGTA
Splendido last September with the former also falling short and settling for third at PGTA
Wack Wack ruled by Tony Lascuna last November.
Mondilla, who withdrew at Wack Wack due to foot blisters, is raring for a big rebound in search of a second PGTA
title after winning the Riviera Classic last September.