Frankie Miñoza, still a contender at the age of 63, expects a new generation of stars to shine in the 2.5 million pesos ICTSI Villamor Philippine Masters that will begin Wednesday at the tree-lined courtyard, manicured in Pasay.
Describing himself as “half-retired” and playing to enjoy it, two-time Masters champion Miñoza, who will have a respectable streak of performances this season, believes younger players have a chance. best guild to prevail.
“The new generation has the best chance,” Miñoza said after the final official round on Tuesday. “I didn’t expect much for myself because there was already an element of fatigue for me.”
Rupert Zaragosa, the pint-sized Caliraya champ looking to win the event in his first appearance, was one of those given an even chance thanks to his precise play. “Everybody has a chance to win,” said Zaragosa. “I need to hit more fairways and make more putts.”
Defending champions Jessie Balasabas, Guido Van Der Valk, Jay Bayron and Jonel Ababa are among the veterans that will be in the spotlight, with Van Der Valk looking to avenge his loss to Balasabas in the playoffs the last time the tournament was held on Sunday. 2018.
“I’m playing pretty well and I just hope to do so starting Wednesday,” Balasabas told the Inquirer in Filipino after shooting 70 under-2s in Monday’s Pro-Am tournament. “It’s going to be very different starting the first round, with the pressure and all.” request
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