CYNA Rodriguez guns for a fifth victory when the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour holds its season finale, the ICTSI Sherwood Ladies Championship next week at Sherwood Hills Golf Club in Trece Martires, Cavite.
Rodriguez beat Jayvie Agojo by five in the kickoff leg of this year’s ICTSI LPGT at Orchard and scored three straight wins at John Hay, Mt. Malarayat and Eagle Ridge.
Thailand’s Amolkan Phalajivin foiled her bid for a fourth straight at Splendido then Dottie Ardina, on a break from her Symetra Tour campaign in the US, returned to dominate the penultimate leg of the eight-stage circuit sponsored by International Container Terminal Services, Inc. at Valley.
Rodriguez is also out to atone for her dismal showing at Valley where she hobbled to place joint sixth with amateur Sofia Chabon of Team ICTSI, her worst finish in a dominant campaign.
Ardina and Mia Piccio, who placed second at Valley, are now back in the US and Rodriguez’s top rivals at Sherwood could be Phalajivin and Agojo.
Also looking to score breakthrough wins are Chihiro Ikeda, perhaps the best player never to win a leg in the two-year old circuit, and former national team mainstays Anya Tanpinco and Sarah Ababa.
Lovelynn Guioguio, another former amateur hotshot, has had a number of solid starts but faltered when the going got tough. She, however, hopes to toughen up this time and put herself in contention in the final round of the event organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. and backed by backed by Nike, Pacsports, Custom Clubmakers and Sharp.
Others seeing action are former Philippine Ladies Open champion Heidi Chua, Lina de Guzman, Apple Fudolin, Lucy Landicho, Eva Minoza, Majorie Pulumbarit, Jan Punzalan, Tracy Que and Sylvia Torres.