Three-time Asian Tour champion Angelo Que and reigning back-to-back ICTSI Philippine Golf Tour Order of Merit winner Tony Lascuña brace for a spirited chase for the Aboitiz Invitational crown against the best in the region when the Asian Development Tour leg is held on August 27 to 30 at the Riviera Golf and Country Club’s Couples course in Silang, Cavite.
Que, who finished runner-up to Elmer Salvador last year, hopes to cash in on home support and turn around a lackluster season so far. The former Philippine Open champion has finished outside the Top 20 on both the ADT and the premier Asian Tour since the start of the season.
“It’s always great to play at home where you have your friends and family coming out to support you. You feel motivated to do well,” said Que during Monday’s launch of the 14th leg of this year’s ADT, the feeder circuit of the Asian Tour, graced by Aboitiz senior vice president Ernest Villareal, Asian Tour’s director of Business Development Irfan Hamid, Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. general manager Colo Ventosa and Riviera’s golf superintendent Philip Ruiz.
With the Cebu Country Club, venue of the ADT event the last three years, set to undergo renovation, the sponsoring Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. has decided to move the event to Luzon with Riviera gaining the right to stage the premier tournament backed by International Container Terminal Services, Inc.
Aboitiz also raised the total prize money from $60,000 to $100,000, making it one of the richest events on the ADT calendar.