PRINCESS Superal zoomed to a nine-stroke lead with an opening 71 in the RSGC Ambank Junior Amateur Open 2014 Tuesday at the Royal Selangor Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Superal, the reigning SEA Games gold medalist, fired two birdies against one bogey to create a huge gap from the rest of the field in the premier girls’ 18-and-under class. Local ace Ginnie Ho hobbled with an 80 and Raesha Surendra and Ho Cai Yan settled for identical 81s.
Mika Fortuna, meanwhile, carded a one-over 73 to grab a one-stroke lead over Pauline del Rosario as the ICTSI-backed bets dominated the 15-and-under class in the three-day tournament featuring some of the region’s leading junior players.
Del Rosario, who edged Superal to claim the Faldo Series crown last month in China, shot a 74 while Sofia Chabon wavered coming home and ended up with a 76.
Bernice Olivarez-Ilas made a 78 for joint fourth with Winne Xuan and Samantha Martirez while Abegail Arevalo struggled with a 79 and stood six strokes behind Fortuna.