FIFTEEN-year-old Harmie Constantino completed a wire-to-wire win over the pros, cruising to an eight-stroke victory in the ICTSI Malarayat Ladies Classic on Thursday in Lipa, Batangas.
Constantino, the national amateur champion, had a closing four-under 68 at the Mt. Malarayat composite course for an 11-under 205 total.
She is the third amateur to win on the professional circuit this season.
Thailand’s Saraporn Chamchoi was second, carding a 74 for a 213 aggregate.
“I’m overwhelmed since I didn’t expect to win. I just went out there and played my game,” said Constantino, who won in last month’s Gary Woodland Championship in the US.
“I’m so proud of my feat, especially after beating the Thais,” added Constantino.
Chihiro Ikeda, who took three years to record her first pro win at Orchard last month, shot a 70 for third at 214.
Still, Chamchoi bagged the P150,000 top prize.
Jayvie Agojo and amateur Chanelle Avaricio carded identical 74s and finished tied for fourth at 220, while Chatprapa Siriprakob had a 77 for 221.
Apple Fudolin shot the day’s best of 67 on a sizzling five-birdie round to salvage a share of seventh at 223 with last year’s Sherwood Hills leg winner Sarah Ababa.
Amateur Daniella Uy ended up in ninth spot with a 79 for a 224, while Fil-Am Cristina Corpus, winner at Luisita last year shot a 73 and wound up 10th at 229 in the sixth leg of the circuit organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. and backed by Custom Clubmakers, adidas, KZG, Sharp, Summit Mineral Water, Srixon, Champion, TaylorMade and Pacsports.