Pagunsan, Que make cut | Sports

Juvic Pagunsan and Angelo Que broke par to make the cut, but sit too far behind to contend for the title in The Crowns golf championship in Nagoya, Japan Friday.

Pagunsan, who will turn 43 on 11 May, capped a two-under par 68 with a birdie to finish 36 holes on 1-over 141.

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JUVIC Pagunsan

Que, on the other hand, saved par in his final hole to preserve a 69 and 2-over 142, one stroke above the cut line.

Five players — Yosuke Asaji, Tadahiro Takayama, Young-Han Song, Shingo Katayama and Katsumasa Miyamoto — were tied for the lead on 7-under 133.
Asaji shot 66, Takayama 67, Song 64, Katayama 65 and Miyamoto 64.

Pagunsan made four birdies against two birdies to climb in a temporary share of 47th spot.

Que, who teed off in the back nine, reeled off three birdies to make the turn on 3-under.

Then his round turned interesting.

He bogeyed 1, birdied 2 and dropped shots on 3 and 4. He birdied 5 but bogeyed 8 to fall back to 1-under.

Que saved par after chipping the ball to within six inches from 20 feet in the ninth hole.

Coming off a two-week quarantine, Que made a good account of himself in his first tournament in Japan in two years.

“I like this course so even if there was little preparation, I kinda felt like I could make it,” he said.

Justin delos Santos, the other Filipino in the field, failed to make the cut after completing a second straight 72.


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