La Salle Zobel saved its best for last to run away with the Girls 2 team championship even as Ateneo coasted to victory in the Midgets 2 division of the ICTSI-JGFP InterSchool Tournament at the Club Intramuros and Ayala Greenfield courses recently.
Holding on to just a six-point lead heading to the round, Zobel turned a close fight into a rout as world age group champion Bernice Olivarez Ilas fired a 54 and Mika Fortuna carded a 55 for a 109 total for the day and 371 overall.
They finished 23 points ahead of the Assumption duo of Sam Bruce and Andrea Pineda which made just 51 and 41 for 92 and 348 aggregate for 72 holes. The OB Montessori Greenhills team of Sophia Blanco (44) and Chanelle Cayabyab (32) poster 76 for 327.
Ateneo never encountered any trouble in taking the Midgets 2 crown over La Salle Greenhills with a 72 for the day and 319 total in the tourney which has the major backing of the International Container Terminal Services, Inc. It is also sponsored by Golf Depot, Philippine Airlines, Pancake House Group and Sizzlin Pepper.
Xavier finished third at 266 after a 69.
Riggs Illescas carried Ateneo with a 39 and clinched the individual diadem over the younger brother of Ilas of La Salle Zobel who had a 37 and Josh Blanco of La Salle Greenhills.
The 199 of Ilas won her the individual by three over Bruce with Ashia Nocum of Holy Spirit placing third at 192.
Most Improved for midgets 2 from Xavier Lui Thomas and most promising Gabriel Bolivar Zobel for Girls 2 Laia Barro Assumption and Abegail Lee ICA.
The top teams in both divisions of the tourney that drew more than 250 players from 40 schools in Metro Manila will return for the grand finals this coming January at The Orchard Golf and Country Club.