Bisera-Shin Triumphs

DAVAO CITY - Ramil Bisera finally ended a long title drought, closing out with an even-par 72 with Korean partner Micah Shin and winning the P1-million Davao National Pro-Am Presented by Samsung and Emcor crown by one at the Apo Golf and Country Club here yesterday.

Bisera came through with solid iron shots to set up birdie chances and par-saving putts for Shin, the 15-year-old expat who knows the Apo layout like the back of his hands, and the duo thwarted a charging Ferdie Aunzo-Monchit Mackay tandem to claim the victory with a 54-hole total of 218.

Aunzo and Mackay, the first round leaders, actually tied second round leaders Paul Minoza and Francis Morilla with birdies on the first two holes but fell back with a double-bogey on No. 7 and wound up with 72 for second at 219.

Miñoza and Morilla remained tied with Bisera and Shin despite a 37 at the turn but faded with an awful 41 marred by three straight bogeys from No. 17. They ended up third with 223.

It was the soft-spoken Bisera's first victory since beating Tony Lascuna at Villamor in the defunct Ericsson Tour in the early 2000s and the win is expected to boost the 38-year-old Davaoeño's confidence heading to next week's resumption of the ICTSI Philippine Golf Tour at Pueblo de Oro.


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