Que, Nakajima break from the rest
MORONG, Bataan, Philippines – Angelo Que and Toru Nakajima switched places at the top with a 69 and 72, respectively, in another windy day here as they built a huge lead from the rest of the pack halfway through the ICTSI Anvaya Cove Invitational yesterday.
In what has shaped up to be a two-man duel at the Anvaya Cove Golf and Sports Club, Que and Nakajima fumbled at the finish in another challenging day but the former still came through with a three-under card to grab the lead at 139 and the latter matching par 72 for a 140.
Que, who closed out with a bogey and double bogey at the front for a 70 in the first round, flashed the form the netted him a three-stroke win over Tony Lascuña here in 2015, birdying five of the first 11 holes to surge ahead. But he hit a wayward shot on the par-4 17th and made a double-bogey for a 33-36 card for a five-under total.
“My game is OK. Imagine I shot five-under in the first two rounds but made late bogeys and double-bogeys. I need to be strong at the finish,” said Que.
Nakajima also appeared headed for another bogey-free round with two birdies after 10 holes. But he wavered with bogeys on Nos. 14 and 18 and settled for a 72 and a four-under aggregate.
“I played good but Que played even better,” said the 32-year-old Nakajima.