RENATO Aquino took the lead in Day 1 of the Mactan-Cebu Amateur Open Golf tournament at the Mactan Island Golf Club in Lapu-Lapu City yesterday.

Aquino had identical 37s in the front and back nine to pace the men’s regular competition with a 74, while Vidal Hebi took the lead in the seniors division.

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Hubert Calan and Vijay Vasandani finished two strokes off Aquino to share second, while last year’s champion, Ronnie Sarigumba, stumbled to third with 78.

Andrew Cañete and Rowel Oyao share fourth with 79 strokes, while Jonathan Dionson and Sun Chul Park each had an 80 for fifth. Zaldy Pioquinto and Alfredo Cabajar share sixth with 81.

Hebi, who finished second last year, had a round of 76 for a comfortable eight-stroke lead in the seniors division.

Yoshio Yamane had 84 for second, while Felix Villanueva and Shigeuo Saito are third with 85.

Pedrito Buenavista took fourth with 86, while last year’s champion, Razie Razon, was only good for sixth with 87.

Others in the top 10 are Oscar Cornelio and Boy Alegre (88), Bruce Walker (89), and MIGC general manager Ret. Brig. Gen. Rodante Joya (91).