Princess Superal defers US trip, eyes third straight title as LPGT goes to Luisita
Princess Superal looks to add to victories at Highlands and Riviera.

PRINCESS Superal hopes to further hone up for the Symetra Tour as she seeks a third straight Ladies Philippine Golf Tour crown in the ICTSI Luisita Ladies Championship beginning on Wednesday at the Luisita Golf and Country Club in Tarlac.

Superal deferred plans to play in her first Symetra Tour this week in California, opting instead to compete in the LPGT after scoring back-to-back victories in Tagaytay and Riviera last month.

The field she’s facing in the P1.5 million event organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. and sponsored by ICTSI features seven Thai players along with a host of amateurs.

Former leg winner Saruttaya Ngam-usawan banners the delegation from Thailand.

Also in the field are Jaruporn P. Na Ayuttaya, Numa Gulyanamitta, Sarinee Thitiratanakorn, Supakchaya Pattaranakrueang, Thanuttra Boonraksasat and Ananya Vitayakonkomol.

Former three-time LPGT top earner Cyna Rodriguez and Eagle Ridge leg winner Chihiro Ikeda are also set to see action along with Mikha Fortuna, Sofia Chabon, Laia Barro, Samantha Dizon and Mafy Singson with Kristine Torralba, Japanese Kelly Marutani and Sharon Park of Canana also in the hunt in the seventh leg of this year’s LPGT are Custom Clubmakers, BDO, Meralco, Sharp, KZGm PLDT, Champion, Summit Mineral Water and K&G Golf.

Still, focus will be on the 21-year-old Superal, who broke a long LPGT title-spell with a record setting 16-shot victory at Tagaytay Highlands then followed it up with a five-stroke romp at Riviera two weeks ago.

“I feel good and pretty confident of my chances for another crack at the crown,” said Superal. “But the rest have also prepared hard for this during the break, so I expect a tough challenge.”

 

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