Juvic moves into position

July 8, Seremban, Malaysia: Juvic Pagunsan from the Philippines underlined his intention to claim the Negeri Sembilan Masters Invitational for a second time when he took a share of the halfway lead today.

The 2007 champion fired a six-under-par 66 at Seremban International Golf Club to move to nine-under-par 135.

Thailand’s Atthaphon Prathummanee and Varut Chomchalam joined him in front after carding rounds of 70 and 69 respectively.

They lead by a stroke from Malaysia’s Rashid Ismail, who carded a 66, and Thailand’s Tepphatud Sanawong, who came in with 67.
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Khrongpha crowned ICTSI king

Batangas, Philippines, June 11: Thailand’s Thanyakon Khrongpha reinforced his reputation as a player expected to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious compatriots Thongchai Jaidee and Thaworn Wiratchant after storming to victory in the ICTSI Mt. Malarayat Championship today.

The 21-year-old from Konkan secured his second victory on the ASEAN PGA Tour after closing with a five-under-par 67 for a three shot victory over Juvic Pagunsan from the Philippines.

Pagunsan, the reigning ASEAN PGA Tour Order of Merit champion who also finished second here last year, shot a 69.

Filipino Antonio Lascuna, joint third round leader with Thanyakon on 10 under, carded a 71 to finish outright third.

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Lascuna Holds on at Mt. Malarayat

Batangas, Philippines, June 10: Antonio Lascuna continues to lead the ICTSI Mt. Malarayat Championship after moving to 10 under par with six holes remaining of the third round.

The 40 year old, who led on eight under after the second round, was two under for the day before darkness fell in the rain interrupted event at Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club.

Young Thai star Thanyakon Khrongpha was one shot behind after 17 holes. He charged though the field with six birdies and one bogey.

Juvic Pagunsan from the Philippines, playing in the final pairing with Lascuna, was a shot further behind and three under for the day after four birdies and one dropped shot.

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Lascuna Leads ICTSI

Batangas, Philippines, June 9: Veteran Antonio Lascuna fired a six-under-par 66 to take the clubhouse lead on the second day of the rain interrupted ICTSI Mt. Malarayat Championship.

The Filipino, a perennial runner up on the ASEAN PGA Tour, moved to eight under for the tournament to lead by three strokes from compatriot Juvic Pagunsan.

Pagunsan shot a 71 at Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club in the second event of the season on the ASEAN PGA Tour.

Heavy rain on the opening day meant all of the 90 players had to finish their first round today, which also led to only 23 players being able to complete round two.

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Play suspended at Mt. Malarayat

Batangas, Philippines, June 8: The first round of the ICTSI Mt. Malarayat Championship was washed out today after heavy rain resulted in play being suspended until tomorrow.

None of the 90 players competing were able to complete their rounds while the afternoon session had not even teed off at Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club.

The ICTSI Mt. Malarayat Championship is the second event on this year’s ASEAN PGA Tour and features a stellar field including Filipinos Juvic Pagunsan, Mars Pucay and Jay Bayron plus leading Thais Thanyakon Khrongpha, Wisut Artjanawat and Atthaphon Prathumanee.

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Praise for Players at Awards Night

The Mercedes-Benz Tour enjoyed a memorable conclusion to 2010 at the Gala Dinner Awards Night after the final day’s play at the Mercedes-Benz Masters Indonesia.

Thailand’s Atthaphon Prathummanee triumphed in the Mercedes-Benz Masters Indonesia and there were many more winners that night at the Gala Dinner – which was held in the impressive Mercedes-Benz showroom in downtown Jakarta.

Earlier in the day Filipino Juvic Pagunsan secured the Mercedes-Benz Order of Merit title. He ended joint fifth to finish with earnings of US$25,405 for the year, ahead of second place Nicholas Fung from Malaysia.

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Emotional Victory for Atthaphon

Jakarta, October 30: Thailand’s Atthaphon Prathummanee ended a frustrating 10 year wait to win his first significant title as a professional when he recorded a surprise victory in the US$80,000 Mercedes-Benz Masters Indonesia today.

The 32 year old beat compatriot Namchok Tantipokhakul on the first play-off hole in a stunning finish to the season-ending Tour Championship on the Mercedes-Benz Tour.

Filipino Juvic Pagunsan finished joint fifth to secure the Mercedes-Benz Tour Order of Merit title.

Atthaphon holed an eight foot birdie putt to lift the trophy at Emeralda Golf and Country Club after Namchok had mounted an incredible late charge.

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Pagunsan on pole position

Jakarta, October 29: Juvic Pagunsan put himself in the perfect position to claim the US$80,000 Mercedes-Benz Masters Indonesia and secure the Mercedes-Benz Tour Order of Merit after taking the third round lead on a day of high drama.

The Filipino, the current leader of the Merit list, enters the final round with a two shot lead over compatriot Antonio Lascuna, Malaysian Nicholas Fung and Namchok Tantipokhakul from Thailand.

Pagunsan fired a four-under-par 68 at Emeralda Golf and Country Club for a tournament total of 13-under-par 203.

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