Third PGT Asia event offers $100,000 prize money

The Philippine Golf Tour Asia ushers in its third season tomorrow (Monday) with a power-packed cast from at least 19 countries gearing up for four days of battle of shotmaking and wits in the $100,000 event at the Luisita Golf and Country Club in Tarlac.

Aussie David Gleeson outlasted Filipino Erwin Arcillas on the third playoff hole to snare the crown last year with the same ending expected on Thursday given the depth of the field with the wind and the heat expected to add up to the various challenges offered by the tight layout.

Newly crowned Solaire Philippine Open champion and 2018 PGTA Order of Merit winner Clyde Mondilla banners the elite cast that also includes Thais Tawan Phongpun and Ratchapol Jantavara, Singapore’s Choo Tze Huang and Gregory Foo, Swede Sebastian Hansson, Rory Hie of Indonesia, Scot Ryan Hood, Hwang Myung Chal of Japan, Grant Jackson of England, Spain’s Marcos Pastor and Americans Lexus Keoninh, Charles Lee and Micah Shin.

Phongpun and Jantavara are actually coming into the 72-hole championship put up by ICTSI brimming with confidence after sharing top honors in the PGT Asia Qualifying Tournament last Friday also held at the Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed course.

Tags: Choo Tze Huang , Clyde Mondilla , David Gleeson , Grant Jackson , Lexus Keoninh , PGT Asia , PGTA , Philippine Golf Tour Asia , Singapore’s Choo Tze Huang , Solaire Philippine Open