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Classy Bayron triumphs at The ICTSI Orchard Golf Championship

By: Press Release

Rufino Bayron

Rufino Bayron

Manila, June 7: Rufino Bayron of the Philippines claimed a stylish career breakthrough when he fired a two-under-par 70 to win the ICTSI Orchard Golf Championship by four shots on Saturday.

Bayron posted a winning total of 16-under-par 272, courtesy of a superb second round 62, to overcome the talented field at the US$60,000 Asian Development Tour (ADT) event.

Tomokazu Yoshinaga of Japan, who was playing on a sponsor’s invitation, settled for runner-up following a 71 while countryman Masaru Takahashi and Australia’s R.J. Caracella finished a further two shots back in tied third at the Orchard Golf and Country Club.

“I’m so happy. This is the first time I’ve ever won after coming close on the local circuit before. I was playing it safe today and that worked out. I didn’t really have to attack but after 13 holes, I said, let’s go for it and the eagle and birdie came,” Bayron smiled.

The 32-year-old Bayron was delighted to join his older brother Jay, a three-time ADT champion and the 2012 ADT number one, in the winner’s circle.

“This victory means a lot to me. I played against many good players and I’m happy that I can finally lift this title,” said Bayron, who won US$10,500 and earned six Official World Golf Ranking points.

Leading final round scores:
272 – Rufino BAYRON (PHI) 69 62 71 70
276 – Tomokazu YOSHINAGA (JPN) 71 67 67 71
278 – R.J. CARACELLA (AUS) 67 74 69 68, Masaru TAKAHASHI (JPN) 68 69 71 70
279 – Orlan SUMCAD (PHI) 73 69 69 68, Cassius CASAS (PHI) 67 71 72 69, Brett MUNSON (USA) 70 69 71 69, Arnold VILLACENCIO (PHI) 68 71 69 71, Jhonnel ABABA (PHI) 69 70 68 72
280 – Clyde MONDILLA (PHI) 68 72 69 71, Ferdinand AUNZO (PHI) 72 69 65 74
281 – Peter RICHARDSON (ENG) 71 70 71 69, Keanu JAHNS (PHI) 71 68 71 71
282 – Mitsuhiko HASHIZUME (JPN) 72 70 71 69, Rene MENOR (PHI) 76 63 70 73, Michael BIBAT (PHI) 70 70 69 73

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