E-Painters boost bid

The Painters, who nosed out Alaska, 86-84, last July 6, have now clinched their second straight win and fifth overall in 10 outings, going a notch higher at fifth place. They could cement a best-of-3 stint by beating San Miguel Beer on Saturday in Cagayan de Oro City.

Australian fires 63, takes lead

CARMONA, Cavite – Aussie Tim Stewart fired an eight-under 63 in morning play but barely held off late charge by two local aces in their hunt for birdies that came like rain at the start of the ICTSI Manila Southwoods Championship at the softened Legends course here yesterday.

Star-studded field opens PGT chase

CARMONA, Cavite – Notwithstanding the unpredictable weather, softened fairways, thick roughs and sleek putting surface, a star-studded international field of 112 pros, including all of the country’s top guns, set out for an explosive start in the ICTSI Manila Southwoods Championship today at the Legends course here.

Lions, pirates in big starts

”But what’s in important right now is what in front of us. Again, we have the opportunity to keep on inspiring others. The way we are playing. Trying to connect the people that shares the same beliefs as we do. We just put it in basketball but it’s just that what the team is all about,” he added.

TNT whips Blackwater

If the KaTropa beat the Hotshots on July 17, they become number one and will play number 8 team in the quarterfinal round. But if they lose, coupled with NorthPort’s win over the Bolts on July 12, they will become number 2, which means they will play seventhy-ranked team next round.