Golf: Miguel Tabuena secures 2015 Philippine Open title

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Filipino golfer Miguel Tabuena slotted in six birdies in the homestretch to get the win with a total of 14-under-par 202.

Highlights

  • Miguel Tabuena claims his first Asian Tour title
  • Tabuena wins the Philippine Open by one stroke
  • Tabuena finishes with a score of 202 followed by Scott Barr's 203

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Filipino golfer Miguel Tabuena finished on top of the Philippine Open by a single stroke to claim his first Asian Tour title at the Luisita Golf and Country Club on Sunday (December 20).

The 21-year old slotted in six birdies in the homestretch to get the win with a total of 14-under-par 202, in an event that was reduced to 54 holes due to inclement weather throughout the week.

“I’m glad the Philippine Open is my first Asian Tour title,” said Tabuena. “I’m really happy that my name will be on this prestigious trophy alongside some of the legends in golf in Asia's oldest National Open.”

The victory comes as a reprieve for Tabuena, who frustratingly missed out on his first Asian Tour title at the Yeangder TPC in Taipei with a runner-up finish earlier this year.

 

Australian golfer Scott Barr missed out on his first Asian Tour title with a second place finish after missing out by just one shot with a score of 203.

India’s Himmat Rai and Thailand’s Chinnarat Phadungsil shared third place honors after coming two strokes short with a score of 204.

Reuters contributed to this story