JAYVIE Agojo earned a spot in next month’s rich LPGA Taiwan Championship after topping the 36-hole regional qualifier with a closing 75 at the demanding Sunrise Golf Club in Taiwan on Friday.
Agojo held her ground as rains made the competition a lot tougher, with the top ICTSI-backed bet coming up with a superb short game to salvage five pars and fend off her pursuers.
She finished way ahead of the field at 153 after an opening day of 78 that netted her a one-shot lead on a windy Thursday.
Now the Filipina gets the chance to play alongside world No. 1 and defending champion Yani Tseng and Paula Creamer, and Korean ace So Ryun Ryo in the $2 million LPGA Taiwan Championship set from October 25-28, also at Sunrise.
“They played on an ever worse condition today (yesterday) with forecast of storm. But Jayvie held on to her game with a solid short game,” said ICTSI team coach Nestor Mendoza.
But while Agojo, winner of this year’s Santi Cup individual crown in Indonesia, advanced, ICTSI teammate and reigning Hong Kong Amateur Ladies champion Cyna Rodriguez failed to make the grade.
Rodriguez fell short by one with a 160 after an 81.
Thai Tiranan Yoopan, a pro from Thailand, snatched the second and last berth with a 159 after an 80, while Jessica Ang Pei of Singapore failed to recover from a 94 and wound up with a 188.