Antonio Lascuna added one more stroke to his already imposing lead yesterday as he fired a one-under-par 71 in the third round of the ICTSI Wack Wack Golf Championship yesterday at the East course.
Unless he becomes careless or one of his rivals turn in a truly remarkable round, Lascuna is expected to roll to victory in this final leg of the Philippine Golf Tour.
Lascuna's lead is now seven strokes over Angelo Que and Elmer Salvador who are joint second as Lascuna moved to 8-under for the tournament at 208.
Salvador (72-73-70) was two-under in the third round, while Que (70-73-72) was even-par, for a 54-hole total of 215.
"Medyo masama ang palo ngayon," said Lascuna, who fired two-under 70 and five-under 67 in the first two rounds. Lascuna will turn 42 on Wednesday.
"Hindi pa din sigurado, hindi natin masabi marami pang pwede mangyari. Sa tingin ko magkaka-talo sa front nine. Kung hindi makain ang lamang ko, malamang makuha ko na ito," added Lascuna, who will be with Que and Salvador in the last flight of the final round today.
Lascuna is hoping to win his third ICTSI title this season after winning in Eagle Ridge and in Southwoods.
Filipino-American golfer Carl Santos-Ocampo is at solo fourth after firing the round's best score of three-under 69 as he birdied four of the first nine holes. Although he bogeyed 12 and double-bogeyed 13, he came back with birdies on 14 and 16.
He is now back at even-par after starting the day at three-over.
The birdies the 25-year-old Santos-Ocampo, a second year professional golfer, converted were long putts. He nailed 25-foot birdies on 2 and 7, a 20-footer on 4, although the longest came on 16 when he holed a 30-footer.
"I was just lucky enough to make the shots," said Santos-Ocampo, who was born and raised in Rhode Island but decided to play here when he turned pro last year after graduating with a degree in Finance in Notre Dame in 2010.