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RAMOS, DUQUE MOVE CLOSER TO IMG ACADEMY JUNIOR WORLD QUALIFIER TITLE

Sean Jean Ramos and Faustina Duque inched closer to the overall title by keeping the lead in the second round of the 2020 IMG Academy Junior World Qualifiers on Sunday at the Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club in Cavite.
Ramos, who earlier made a 75, carded a 77 for a 152-aggregate heading to the last round of the 54-hole stroke play qualifiers.
He improved on his lead with a six-stroke lead over Jet Hernandez, who carded a 78 for 158 followed by Jed Dy with a 79 for 163 over the course of two days.
Duque maintened her lead in the second day with an 83 but closed the lead to only two strokes behind Burberry Zhang, who finished with 81 for 162 followed by Samantha Dizon with an 80 for 164 in the Girls 15-18 divison.
Sean Young took the lead from Zachary Castro by five-strokes with his 78 and lead the Boys 13-14 with a four-stroke margin with 18 holes left to go.
Young, who came in as a shadow to Castro, posted a two-day total of 156 while the latter finished with an 83 for 160. Santino Pineda is at the third spot with 78 for 162.
Grace Pauline Quintanilla orchestrated a whopping 10-point lead over Alethea Paige Gaccion in the Girls 13-14 by carding a 76 to match her 82 during the first round.
Gaccion had 83 to land at a distant second with 168 followed by Kiara Therese Montebon, who scored an 83, at third for 169.
The final round of Class A and B continues today at the Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club while Classes C to F will take place simultaneously starting on Friday, February 28, at the Club Intramuros and Riviera Sports Club.
Top players in the qualifying tournament will represent the country to the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, California on July 6 to 10.

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