CYNA Rodriguez and Princess Superal head the cast of local shotmakers looking score a follow-up to Dottie Ardina’s victory as the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour goes to Laurel, Batangas for the ICTSI Splendido Ladies Classic.
Ardina got a big boost ahead of her LPGA stint, winning at Beverly Place in Pampanga last week.
The series resumes on Tuesday with the 54-hole championship serving as the fourth leg of the 2018-19 LPGT.
Ardina and last week’s runner-up Pauline del Rosario try their luck in the Women’s World Championship Qualifying in Singapore.
The Thais are all primed up to re-assert their might with Supakchaya Pattaranakrueang back in the hunt for a second LPGT crown after nipping Rodriguez in a three-hole playoff at Luisita last year.
Focus will also be on Hwang Min-jeong, who won at Mt. Malarayat in 2015 as an amateur with the young Korean, who also romped off with the Philippine Amateur Stroke Play crown last year, seeking no less than a victory in her first LPGT stint as a pro.
Former two-time LPGT Champion Tour titlist Lee Jeong Hwa of Korea is likewise eager to rebound after missing the cut at Beverly Place.
Others tipped to figure in the title race in the event backed by Custom Clubmakers, Meralco, K&G Golf Apparel, BDO, Sharp, KZG, PLDT, Empire Golf and Sports and M.Y. Shokai Technology, Inc. are Daniella Uy, Marvi Monsalve and Alex Etter along with Thais Saraporn Chamchoi, Mookharin Ladgratok, Aunchisa Utama, Numa Gulyanamitta, Tanaporn Hiranrak, Cristawan Rungruang and former LPGT leg winner Wannasiri Sirisampant.