Strong finish nets Finnish PGTA leadBy THE MANILA TIMEShome/Sports/Golf/Strong finish nets Finnish PGTA leadFinn Teemu Putkonen made up for his late meltdown in the previous round with a strong finish yesterday, birdying two of the last three holes to shoot an eagle-spiked 68 and snatch the third round lead from Guido Van der Valk in the ICTSI Luisita Championship in Tarlac, on Wednesday. “My driving, irons and short game were simply good,” said Putkonen, who birdied the opening hole and holed out with an 11-foot eagle putt on the par-5 fifth off a solid 3-wood second shot from 260 yards. 3 and 6 with the Finnish still in search for a first local win hitting another birdie on No. But the Dutch failed to sustain his charge, settling for a four-birdie, four-bogey game for a 72 to drop to second at 209. “I’m not used to making predictions but I’ll just play my game and hopefully I’ll make it tomorrow (today),” said 30-year-old shotmaker from Jarvenpaa, a 30-minute drive from Helsinki, who tied for 18th at PGT Asia Riviera last month.
Source: Manila Times April 17, 2019 16:07 UTC