Filipina golfer Princess Superal is eager to get going in the ICTSI Sherwood Ladies Challenge when it tees off on Wednesday at the Sherwood Hills Golf Club in Cavite.
The Ladies Professional Golf Tour (LPGT) was halted for three months because of the surge of Covid-19 cases in the National Capital Region and its surrounding areas back in March. But with the situation improving, the LPGT returns on Wednesday with Superal eager to show off her skills once again.
“We’re happy for the resumption (of the tour),” said the multi-titled Superal, who topped one and placed second twice when the circuit held its restart last year and early this season following an eight-month hiatus due to the global health crisis. “It’s been a long time and we really miss (the action).”
Superal will be up against a host of challengers for top honors in the P750,000 event. This includes Daniella Uy, Chanelle Avaricio, Sarah Ababa, Apple Fudolin, Chihiro Ikeda, Marvi Monsalve, Gretchen Villacencia and Sheryl Villacencio.
Superal is also prepping up for the resumption of her campaign in the Step Up Tour in Japan and the LPGT’s four-tournament schedule in the next five weeks will surely help her reach competitive form.
“I do workouts three times a week during the break while playing at least four rounds. Then back to the range and short game for the rest of the week,” said Superal.
After the Sherwood leg, action heads to Eagle Ridge for the ICTSI Eagle Ridge Ladies Classic from July 14 to 16 at the Norman course then the ICTSI Riviera Ladies Challenge from July 28 to 30 at the Langer course.
The Couples layout, also at Riviera, will host the next stop for the ICTSI Riviera Ladies Challenge on Aug. 4 to 6 as the organizing Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. got the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) and Games and Amusements Board (GAB) approval to resume operations under strict health and safety guidelines.
Harmie Constantino won the last LPGT tournament at Eagle Ridge’s Aoki course in March. (JNP)