Justin Quiban Roars Back with Impressive 67 at International Series Oman

Justin Quiban Roars Back with Impressive 67 at International Series Oman

Justin Quiban staged a remarkable comeback in the International Series Oman, showcasing his true potential with a solid five-under 67 in the second round of the tournament held in Muscat on Friday. After a scrambling opening round of 71, Quiban displayed exceptional skill and resilience to surge into contention halfway through the event.

Utilizing his exceptional iron play, Quiban navigated the challenges of the Al Mouj Golf Course with precision, securing birdies on two par-3s and creating birdie opportunities on three par-4s. His impressive performance resulted in a card of 33-34, highlighting his ability to capitalize on key scoring opportunities.

The Filipino standout’s inspiring frontside finish included back-to-back birdies from the eighth hole, providing him with valuable momentum as the tournament heads into its pivotal rounds. With a total score of 138, Quiban climbed from 37th to joint 11th place alongside three other competitors, positioning himself just five strokes behind the new leader, Mito Pereira of Chile.

Pereira surged to the top of the leaderboard with a bogey-free 66, bringing his total score to 133 and claiming the lead. He holds a narrow one-stroke advantage over Matthew Wolff of the United States, who fired a tournament-best 63 to secure second place with a total score of 134.

Peter Uihlein of the US and Kevin Yuan of Australia sit tied for third place with identical scores of 135 after posting rounds of 66 and 68, respectively. As the tournament enters its crucial stages, Quiban aims to maintain his momentum and capitalize on his strong performance to contend for the title in the $2 million championship.