Juvic Pagunsan heads to Marapara brimming with confidence coming off a runaway triumph in Murcia but the hometown hero isn’t banking on that momentum alone but vows to dish out his very best when the ICTSI Negros Occidental Classic fires off Wednesday at the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club in Bacolod.
Not only is he eyeing a second straight championship in his return to the Philippine Golf Tour this season but also seeking to keep the crown he won via sudden death over Jobim Carlos last year.
“I always give my 100 percent in all my tournaments,” said Pagunsan after thumping a stellar field to rule the ICTSI Bacolod Golf Challenge in nearby Binitin over the weekend.
That should make the smooth-swinging shotmaker, on a break from the Japan PGA Tour where he is based, the heavy favorite in the 105-player field chasing for top honors in the R3 million event serving as the third of the four-stage Visayan swing of the circuit put up by ICTSI.
Rufino Bayron, Richard Sinfuego, Ira Alido, Tony Lascuña, Jhonnel Ababa, Michael Bibat, Jerson Balasabas, Jay Bayron, Reymon Jaraula, Keanu Jahns, James Ryan Lam, Mhark Fernando and Clyde Mondilla are going all out to stop Pagunsan in the 72-hole championship organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc.