Princess Superal made it back-to-back after she cruised to a three-stroke win with an even pa 72 in the final round of the ICTSI Eagle Ridge Ladies Classic in the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour at the Norman course in General Trias, Cavite on Friday.
Superal was hardly challenged in the final round as Chanelle Avaricio’s rally tapered off with a bogey on the 12th after moving to within three with birdies on Nos. 2 and 7. Chihero Ikeda made things interesting as she pulled to within a stroke on the par-5 hole no. 5 but the Filipino-Japanese yielded two strokes on No. 9 and then, bogeyed the 10th and never posed a serious challenge later on.
With her foes fizzling out, Superal opted to play it safe but still made a pair of birdies on the 14th and the 16th holes. Not even her closing back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 18 and 1 and Avaricio’s hot finish could derail Superal’s march to a cruising win after squeaking out a one-stroke victory over Avaricio in last week’s ICTSI Sherwood Ladies Challenge.
The 2019 Ladies PGT Order of Merit winner brought home another P112,500 after a two-under 214 total that included a 72 and 70.
“I just focused on my goal to get into a certain score and didn’t mind who was making a move,” shared Superal. “But I struggled with my putting at the front and missed a number of birdie chances.”
Unlike Superal, Avaricio birdied the last two holes but could only finish with a 70 for another runner-up finish in LPGT’s resumption in new normal after a three-month hiatus. The Alabama State U product ended up with 217 and received P75,000.
Meanwhile, the ICTSI-sponsored circuit takes a brief break this week and will come back for back-to-back Riviera stops on July 28-30 (Langer) and on Aug. 4-6 (Couples) with the action heading to Splendido Taal Golf Club on Aug. 18-20 and then to Tagaytay Midlands on Aug. 25-27. (JNP)