BIANCA Pagdanganan looks to defend the title as the Champion Infinity Philippine Ladies Amateur Open 2018 fires off Jan. 10 at the Palmer Course of The Orchard Golf and Country Club in Dasmarinas, Cavite.
Pagdanganan scored a nine-stroke victory with a Philippine Ladies Open record 16-under 200 total at Wack Wack’s West course last year.
The Gonzaga University looks to retain the title as she battles a field featuring some of the best players from Taiwan, Singapore and Japan and a local crew led by Yuka Saso and Harmie Constantino.
Focus will also be on Sam Bruce, Tomi Arejola, Nicole Abelar, Kristine Torralba, Sophia Legaspi, Felicia Medalla, Annika Cedo and Junia Gabasa along with Mikha Fortuna, Sam Dizon, Laia Barro and Rafaella Singson of Team The Country Club.
Looking to steal the show from the home bets are Onkanok Soisuwan, Pimkwan Chookaew, Kultida Pramphun, Phannarai Meesom-Us and Pinkaew Trachuentong of Thailand, Shannon Tan, Callista Chen and Hailey Loy of Singapore, and Japan’s Chieri Mabuchi and Tae Saito.
Also on tap are the Open division, Class A and Class B competitions in the event backed by Champion Infinity, Eva Air, San Miguel Corp., Metro Pacific, Atty. Gilberto Duavit, Inquirer, Alveo Land, NGAP, Golfer’s Club Shares, Inc., Province of Cavite, Luisita Golf and Country Club, Mileage Asia, Vermogen, Golf Depot, Orchard Golf and Country Club, Alabang Ladies Chapter, Forest Hills GCC, Tagaytay Highlands, Sta. Elena Golf Club, Manila Golf Club and Canlubang GCC with TIB Taishan and The Turf Company-Texas Eagle as hole-in-one sponsors.