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Castro wins by 2 shots

TARLAC – Luis Castro won the 2015 Northern Luzon regional golf championship yesterday despite a closing one-over par 73 at the Luisita Golf and Country Club.

Starting the day two shots behind overnight leader Ira Alido, Castro played conservatively, completing the front nine at even par before stumbling with a bogey on the 17th hole.

He finished the three-day event at 224, two shots ahead of Alido.

Alido birdied the 16th hole to move within two shots off Castro, but made consecutive bogeys for a 77 and 226 in the event which is part of the PLDT National Amateur Golf Tour and sponsored by the MVP Sports Foundation.

Harmie Constantino (72-220) captured the plum in the women’s elite open.

Valentin Lopez came out on top in the Mid-Am division with a 242 after an 82 while Efren Leonardo (82-172) won by one off Jose Antonio Narciso (82-173) in Mid-Am 1.

Fernando delos Reyes (Seniors), Noli Singca (Seniors 1) and Samantha Dizon (Novice) were the other winners of this National Golf Association of the Philippines-organized tournament.