LEE Jeong-hwa goes for back-to-back titles as the ICTSI Champion Tour goes to Manila Southwoods this week.
The Korean golfer, a former Philippine Ladies Open winner, topped the first event at Splendido and now looks to complete a sweep of the events presented by Champion and Taiwan LPGA.
Japan’s Fumika Kawagishi, runner-up at Splendido, tries to take the top spot this time while 67 others look to grab the spotlight in the US$75,000 tournament starting on Wednesday.
“I will focus on my routine and just play one shot at a time,” said Lee, who won the Philippine Ladies Open at Southwoods in 2012.
“I’ll just focus on the things I can control and let’s see what happens.”
Also among the players to watch are Thailand’s Kanphanitnan Muangkhumaskul, winner of the kickoff leg of this year’s TLPGA and joint third last week, Pornpak Paksakul, Alisara Wedchakama, Chatpara Siriprakob and Amolkan Phalajivin, who won the LPGT Splendido leg in 2014.
Symetra Tour campaigners Dottie Ardina and Mia Piccio banner the Filipinas’ bid along with former LPGT winners Sarah Ababa and Jayvie Agojo while reigning Thailand Juniors and Ladies Amateur Open winner Pauline del Rosario leads a talent-laden cast of amateurs seeking to upstage the pros in the tournament sponsored by International Container Terminal Services, Inc., organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. and backed by adidas, Custom Clubmakers, KZG, TaylorMade, Champion, Summit Natural Drinking Water, Pacsports, Sharp and Rustans Supermarket.
Other amateur stars seeing action are Sam Martirez and Kayla Nocum, club bets Annika Cedo and Yuka Saso, former Youth Olympics gold medalist Miya Legaspi and Korea’s Huang Min-jeong, who stunned the pro field to win the LPGT Mt. Malarayat leg last year.