Minoza enjoying life with opening 67 #RWMMasters2016

Thu 10 Nov 2016

Minoza enjoying life with opening 67 #RWMMasters2016

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Frankie Minoza of Philippines Frankie Minoza of Philippines
Manila, November 10: Filipino veteran Frankie Minoza showed he still has plenty of gas left in his tank after carding an opening five-under-par 67 to emerge as the second highest placed Filipino at the Resorts World Manila Masters on Thursday.
It was not the best of starts for the 56-year-old as he stumbled with an early bogey on the second hole at the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club.
That bogey would however be the first and last of his round as Minoza charged back with three birdies on holes four, six and eight for an outward 34.
He then made a hat-trick of birdies starting from 14 for a round of 67.
It was an encouraging round which placed him just a shot back of Rufino Bayron and Clyde Mondilla at the richest golf tournament to be staged in the Philippines.
“I didn’t hit the ball that well today but I managed to putt well. My irons are good but same cannot be said for my driver.
“It was tough to read at line at times because when you are getting old, your eyesight tends to get poorer too! But I’m so happy I managed to finish at five-under,” said Minoza, who is a multiple winner in Asia, having won numerous titles across the region since the early 1980s.
Minoza’s last win on the Asian Tour came on home soil at his National Open in 2007.
While he still harbour thoughts of returning to the winner’s circle, the Filipino prefers to take life down a notch and enjoy its simplicities today.
“I’m getting old and I’m just want to enjoy life and play golf. I think I got lucky today but I hope this form will continue right through Sunday,” smiled Minoza.
Resorts World Manila Masters partners include Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club, Marriott (Official Hotel Partner) and supported by Aristocrat, IGT, Konami, Scientific Games, Empire Automation, LJ Industries, Levelwear, RGB LTD, PLDT Alpha, Dalmore, Srixon and Bloomberg.
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About Resorts World Manila
RWM is the first one-stop, non-stop entertainment and leisure destination in the Philippines that features recreational thrills, world-class performances, unique events, and exciting lifestyle options.
Conveniently located across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, RWM is an instant gateway to world-class Philippine hospitality and is home to four international lodging brands, (MAXIMS Hotel, MARRIOTT Hotel Manila, BELMONT Hotel, and REMINGTON Hotel), a three-story convention center housing the country’s largest hotel ballroom (Marriott Grand Ballroom), and two more hotels (SHERATON Hotel Manila and HILTON Hotel Manila) currently under construction.
Also home to RWM is The NEWPORT Mall which features international luxury brands, state-of-the-art movie theaters the Newport Cinemas, an award-winning, ultra-modern Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT), and a cozy, 24/7 entertainment hub at Bar 360. Dine in one of almost 50 restaurant outlets offering a diverse selection of local and world cuisine, prepared by top Filipino and foreign chefs and paired with a wide selection of the finest wines and popular liquors.
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About the Asian Tour
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