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Filipino John Mark Tokong, left, and Oney Anwar of Indonesia all smiles all through the 25th Siargao World Surfing Cup. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

SIARGAO—Native wager John Mark Tokong emerged because the lone Filipino wager nonetheless within the working for the identify as he entered the Spherical of 16 with a gutsy efficiency Monday within the 25th Siargao World Surfing Cup on the world-famous Cloud nine right here.

The 23-year-old Tokong, son of a fisherman from town of Basic Luna delighted the homeland crowd as he positioned 2d to Indonesian rival Oney Anwar in Warmth 7 to advance.

“I simply loved it,” stated the jolly Tokong, who posted 13.10 issues in opposition to the 13.30 of Anwar.

Previous, Jay-r Esquivel of Urbiztondo, Pangasinan and Tokong’s teammate within the Philippine staff for this yr’s Southeast Asian Video games, did not get well from a shaky begin to end 3rd in his warmth received via South African’s Koby Oberholzer with 15.25 issues. Jose Gundesen of Argentina completed 2d with 13.10 issues, higher than the 11.75 of Esquivel.

The highest two performers in every warmth earned tickets to the following spherical of the development, which is sanctioned via the Global Surf League and subsidized up via the Philippine Sports activities Fee headed via Butch Ramirez and the Division of Tourism.

Most sensible favourite Skip McCullough of the USA persisted his spectacular presentations as he complicated from Warmth five with Tomas King. Native wager Christian Araquil completed fourth on this warmth.

From Warmth 8, Australians Cooper Davies and Thomas Cervi complicated.

Argentina’s Santiago Muniz, Japan’s Jin Suzuki, Australians Callum Robson and Samson Coulter, New Zealand’s Elliot Paerate-Reed and Hawaii’s Noah Beschen additionally won.

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