Philippines Duo Enjoy Home Success On Asian Tour

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Philippines Duo Enjoy Home Success On Asian Tour

PHILIPPINES pair Lourence Ilagan and Noel Malicdem claimed victories on the third weekend of the 2019 PDC Asian Tour.

The fifth and six events of the year were held at the Leyte Academic Center in the Philippines across March 30-31, with Malicdem scooping Saturday's Event Five title on home soil with a 5-2 win over Teng Lieh Pu Po.

Malicdem enjoyed a winning World Championship debut in December against Jeffrey de Graaf, and was one of five players to make it to Alexandra Palace via the Asian Tour Order of Merit, along with his fellow-countryman Ilagan.

Ilagan, who won three events in 2018 to top the Order of Merit, saw off 2019 leader Royden Lam in the quarter-finals before a 5-3 victory over Yuki Yamada in the final.

Lourence Ilagan, Noel Malicdem (PDC)

Ilagan moves up to third on the standings, while Malicdem goes fifth.

Events Seven and Eight will be held at G Club, Taipei from June 22-23.

2019 PDC Asian Tour
Event Five
Quarter-Finals

Noel Malicdem 5-3 Charlie Morris
Andy Lou Villamor 5-3 Kai Fan Leung
Teng Lieh Pu Po 5-4 Christian Perez
Seigo Asada 5-1 Lourence Ilagan

Semi-Finals
Noel Malicdem 5-4 Andy Lou Villamor
Teng Lieh Pu Po 5-3 Seigo Asada

Final
Noel Malicdem 5-2 Teng Lieh Pu Po

Event Six
Quarter-Finals

Yuki Yamada 5-3 Dioleto Peresores
Noel Malicdem 5-1 Mark Anthony Opada
Lourence Ilagan 5-4 Royden Lam
Paolo Nebrida 5-2 Sony De Leon

Semi-Finals

Yuki Yamada 5-1 Noel Malicdem
Lourence Ilagan 5-2 Paolo Nebrida

Final
Lourence Ilagan 5-3 Yuki Yamada

Asian Tour Order of Merit (PDC)

2019 PDC Asian Tour
Events Seven & Eight

June 22-23, G Club, Taipei

Events Nine & Ten
July 27-28, Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Events 11 & 12
Aug 31-Sep 1, Good Cheer 2, Singapore