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    Agojo looks to end string of runner-up finishes as LPGT resumes at Riviera in Cavite

    Jun 22, 2014

    JAYVIE Agojo hopes to finally break the winless spell on home soil as the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour resumes on Wednesday at Riviera in Silang, Cavite.

    The former Philippine Ladies Open champion had two runner-up finishes last season and again placed second to Cyna Rodriguez in this year’s series opener at Orchard in April.

    Agojo has actually won as a pro overseas and now hopes to go all the way to the top and take a big piece of the P500,000 pot at the Riviera.

    “It’s still anybody’s game. But if the break goes my way and my putt falls, I am going to do very well,” said Agojo, who actually scored her breakthrough pro win at Singha LPGA in Thailand last September.

    Also among the contenders are Chihiro Ikeda, the Filipino Japanese former SEA Games individual gold medalist and former Philippine Ladies Open winner, who is out to make up for her final day meltdown at Orchard when she closed out with a 75.

    “I hope to do it this time and be able to put on a strong finishing kick,” said Ikeda.

    Expected to crowd Agojo and Ikeda for the crown are Anya Tanpinco, Sarah Jane Ababa and Lovelynn Guioguio, while Reb Bareng, Lina de Guzman, Sylvia Torres and Apple Fudolin are also looking to steal the show.

    Also competing are Lucy Landicho, Kristine Leonen, Eva Minoza, Majorie Pulumbarit, Jan Punzalan, Tracy Que and former Philippine Ladies Open winner Mary Grace Estuesta along with Korea’s Kwon Seo Yon and amateurs Vanessa Tsutsui, Ashia Nocum and Korean Hwang Min Jeong, also of Korea.

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    The tour sponsored by International Container Terminal Services, Inc., organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc., and backed by Nike, Pacsports, Custom Clubmakers and Sharp will hold the Camp John Hay Ladies Invitational from July 1 to 3, with the fourth leg set Aug. 13 to 15 at Mt. Malarayat in Lipa, Batangas.

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