THAILAND’s Amy Phalajivin remained firmly in control, while Korea’s Park You Ra joined Filipinas Mika Fortuna and Sam Martirez in joint second to stay on track in their bid to earn playing rights in the ICTSI Ladies Philippine Golf Tour after the second round of the qualifying tournament on Thursday at the Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club in Cavite.
Phalajivin hit just one birdie and suffered a double bogey and four bogeys for a 77 but still wound up stretching her two-shot lead to three.
The Thai shotmaker has a two-day total of 150, while Park got to 153 after a second-round 72.
Fortuna, who opened with a 78, came up with a second-round 75.
Martirez, two behind Phalajivin at the start of the round, had nines of 41-37 for a 78.
Players who score 240 or better in the 54-hole tournament gain berths to the eight-leg ICTSI LPGT unfolding in April.
Korean Kwon Seo Yon carded a 76 for solo fifth at 156.
Kim So Yoon and local amateur Marie Asia Nocum stood at 159 after a 78 and 79, respectively.
Japanese amateur Yuka Saso made a 79 after an 82 for a 161 total.
Park Hyo Jin and local bet Pamela Mariano were at 164 after a 77 and an 82.
Kim Dae Jeong fired an 83 for a 171 total, Filipina Vanessa Tsutsui was at 177 after an 84, while Sam Green fired an 88 for a 182 total in the event sponsored by International Container Terminal Services, Inc.