ON a day of hot scoring, Luisita Golf Club built a 15-point lead over Del Monte, but kept a close watch on rival Canlubang, which played its best round in recent memory, in the 31st Philippine Airlines Senior Interclub golf team championships Thursday.

Eddie Bagtas led Luisita with 56 points, scattering five birdies against three birdies at the Rancho Palos Verdes.

But the day’s best score belonged to veteran Rolly Viray who produced a career-high 58 points that lifted defending champion Canlubang to third spot, 18 points off Luisita.

“Nakuha sa kanin at hotdog,” said the 67-year-old Viray in jest.

Viray, showing his skills around the greens, made only 24 putts in a bogey-free round marked by four birdies.

Together with Abe Rosal’s 53 and Abe Avena’s 51, the Sugar Barons returned with a staggering 162 points, 38 points better than their output at Apo Golf Wednesday. PR