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CAMACHO SIZZLES WITH 68 IN ROUND 2

Jacot with comfortable lead in women’s division

By Patrick Lujan

Redge Camacho played a bogey-free, 4-under 68 to take the lead of the 2024 Guam Amateur Golf Championship after Round 2 at the Onward Talofofo Golf Course, while Tyanna Jacot stayed steady with a 74 to remain atop the women’s board.

Camacho got off to a hot start with two birdies right out of the gates. After solid par play, he followed that up with birdies on two of the first three holes on the back side.

The lanky 29-year-old from Barrigada knew he’d shoot low with OTGC being his ‘home course’ where he plays every Sunday.

“I’m glad I got off to a good start,” Camacho said. “The last time I shot in the 60’s here was just a few months ago.”

Right on his tail is defending champion Ivan Sablan just one stroke behind. The 20-year-old Sablan rolled into the clubhouse with an impressive 69 himself, with a round-best six birdies – four of them on the first six holes on his way to a sizzling 32 at the turn.

Sablan cooled off a bit on the backside, but had an impressive drive on the Par 3, 16th that dropped just two feet from the cup for an easy tap-in birdie.

“I don’t have to putt long from there,” Sablan said with a smile.

High school standout Stussy Shiroma quietly climbed to third with an even round 72, while first round leader Eugene Park struggled a bit back to 4th place with a 78.

The final round on Sunday at the Country Club of the Pacific will leave no room for error to see who is the top amateur male golfer on island.

“Yeah I feel the pressure from him,” Camacho said about Sablan right behind. “He’s a great player. It’ll be a good battle tomorrow.”

Women’s leader Tyanna Jacot tees off from the 9th tee box in Round 2 of the 2024 Guam Amateur Golf Championship. (photo by Christine Bansil)

JACOT IN COMFORTABLE LEAD

The smooth play of Jacot was on display once again in Round 2, despite bogeying three straight holes early on. It was smooth sailing the rest of the way as she goes into the final round with a nice six-stroke cushion.

Veteran Rose Tarpley came on strong with a solid 75. Tarpley’s bogey on the final hole prevented her from taking sole possession of 2nd place.

Youngster Mina Manibusan came into the round just a stroke out of Jacot. She struggled a bit with a 79 and shares 2nd with Tarpley.

Standings after Round 2

Men’s Open

Redge Camacho 74-68=140

Ivan Sablan 74-69=141

Stussy Shiroma 76-72=148

Eugene Park 73-78=151

Nalapon Vongjalorn 78-76=154

Marcus Nanpei 78-78=156

Ray Ray Blas 83-75=158

Derrick Santos 82-78=160

Timothy Hubert 78-85=163

Santino Yanza 79-86=165

Robert Cing 80-87=167

Sam Teker 85-83=168

Ryan Crisostomo 88-87=175

Russell Maratita 89-87=176

Isaac Wessling 88-98=186

Sammy Teker 96-93=189

Jonathan Diaz 100-106=206

Men’s Seniors

Mike Castro        77-73=150

David Blas          80-77=157

Daryl Poe            82-77=159

Alex Baik             80-82=162

Claro Pineda      79-87=166

Ray Quintanilla  87-87=174

Women’s Open
Tyanna Jacot 76-74=150

Rose Tarpley 81-75=156

Mina Manibusan 77-79=156

Tessie Blair 82-78=160

Emiri Sunga 83-78=161

Hyrane McAuslen 82-83=165

Hiromi Takasu 81-84=165

Tai Maulupe 87-87=174

Deniece Hoya 86-95=181

Eva Cabrera 98-97=195

Elsa Paulino 99-101=200

Lisa Babin 104-98=202

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