TOP Filipina amateur Princess Superal and Thai pro Amy Phalajivin head the cast in the Eagle Ridge leg of the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour starting on Wednesday in Gen. Trias, Cavite.
Superal, multiple winner on the pro circuit, will be joined by other amateurs looking to steal the show.
Bernice Olivarez-Ilas, the teen star who won LPGT Beverly Place last month, will not play but Pauline del Rosario will see action.
Yuka Saso, fresh from her victory in the Philippine Juniors Match Play Championship last week, and veteran internationalist Harmie Constantino are also expected to figure prominently in the title chase along with Jona Magcalayo and Korean amateurs Hwang Min-jeong and Euna Koh.
Hwang also boasts of a victory on the LPGT, topping the Mt. Malarayat leg last year.
Phalajivin, winner at Splendido two years ago, will be joined by fellow Thais Chatpara Siriprakob and Supakchaya Pattaranakrueng in the fourth leg of this year’s tour.
Chihiro Ikeda also resumes her quest for the elusive title while Jayvie Agojo, Sarah Ababa and Fil-Am Cristina Corpus gun for their second titles in the four-year old circuit.
Siriprakob will start with Lovelyn Guioguio and Magcalayo, while Phalajivin and Hwang will start with Apple Fudolin. Ababa, Constantino and Sylvia Torres have been drawn to play together.
Superal, former US Girls’ Juniors champion, starts with Pattaranakrueng and Ikeda. Agojo has been grouped with Eva Minoza and Koh, followed by the group of Del Rosario, Anya Tanpinco and England’s Sarah Henderson in the tournament sponsored by International Container Terminal Services, Inc., organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. and backed by Custom Clubmakers, adidas, KZG, Sharp, Summit Mineral Water, Srixon, Champion, TaylorMade and Pacsports.