JAKARTA – Princess Superal matched Malaysian Kelly Tan’s blazing finish to save a one-over 73 and snatch a one-stroke lead going into the final round of the Santi Cup of the Southeast Asian Amateur Golf Team Championships.
Superal overcame a bogey-riddled round with two birdies in the last four holes for 38-35 round on another tough day at the Emeralda Golf Club as she found herself back in the lead and within reach of the coveted individual crown.
The top ICTSI-bet, who shared the first-round lead with Thai Budsabakorn Sukapan, assembled an even par 216 over 54 holes, one shot ahead of Tan. The Malaysian birdied Nos. 16 and 17 to cap one of the day’s two best 69s for a 217.
Supamas Sangchan, also of Thailand, matched par 72 to tie Tan at second, while Jayvie Agojo fired the day’s other 69 to wheel back into title contention at 218.
Cyna Rodriguez blew a decent 36 start with a closing 40 for a 76 as Team ICTSI-Philippines made a 218 to remain behind Thailand in team play.
The Filipinas chopped the Thai's overnight six-shot lead to five at 656.
The Thais, counting Ornicha Konsunthea’s 75, pooled a 219 to remain in the lead at 651.
Malaysia stayed in third at 658 after a 216, followed by Indonesia (221-671), Singapore (229-689), and Hong Kong (229-695).
In the centerpiece Putra Cup, the Phl men’s team continued to struggle and made a 227 on Rupert Zaragosa and Andres Saldaña’s 74s, while Jobim Carlos had a 79 for a 687 total for sixth.
Thailand shot a 214 for a 648, taking a three-shot lead over Singapore (217-651), followed by Malaysia (221-666) and Indonesia (219-674). Hong Kong edged the Phl in fifth with a 685 after a 225.
The Phl juniors team also remained a far second in the Lion City Cup after a 225 and a 679, 23 strokes behind Thailand, which had a 656 after a 216.