Princess Superal has her sights on a second straight crown when she competes in the ICTSI Eagle Ridge Ladies Classic beginning on Wednesday in Gen. Trias, Cavite.
Superal pulled out all the stops to stave off Chanelle Avaricio and claim the championship in Sherwood Hills last week. Although considered once again to the be the title favorite, the multi-titled golfer tempered expectations and simply expressed gratitude for the tour resumption.
“I have a goal this week but I don’t want to expect too much,” said Superal. “But we are all thankful (for ICTSI) for the tour resumption. We’re very happy since there’s a number of tournaments lined up for us.”
Aside from Superal, Avaricio and Harmie Constantino, Chihiro Ikeda, Gretchen Villacencio, Daniella Uy, Sunshine Baraquiel and Marvi Monsalve are all expected to contend for the crown in the 54-hole championship held under strict health and safety protocols.
Others in the fold are Pamela Mariano, Sheryl Villasencio, Lovelyn Guioguio, Sarah Ababa, Apple Fudolin and Eva Miñoza with Burberry Zhang going for a second straight low amateur honors against Korean Jane Jeong and Arnie Taguines.
Meanwhile, Avaricio is looking to ride the crest of her momentum heading to Wednesday’s tournament as she hopes to break through and capture her very first title on the tour.
“I’m gonna ride on this momentum and will continue to work hard for the tournaments to come,” said Avaricio.
On the other hand, Constantino, who beat Superal by two to mark her pro debut with a victory in the ICTSI Eagle Ridge Challenge last March, is eyeing a big comeback after a final round meltdown at Sherwood where she led after 36 holes.
“I learned from my mistakes and took down some notes,” said Constantino, who closed out with a 72 and wound up third last week. “I will definitely continue to work harder.” (JNP)