PRINCESS SUPERAL came up with the day’s best four-under 68 in wet and tough conditions to move within three strokes of the lead midway through the Singha Thailand Amateur Open at the Panya Indra Golf Club in Thailand late Wednesday.
The 15-year-old Filipina had nines of 34-34 for a two-day total of 140, chopping two shots off Thai Parinda Phokan’s overnight five-stroke lead with the day’s best score.
Phokan had an early three-birdie binge from No. 3 and came up with a 70 to remain in control at seven-under 137.
“She’s been solid off the mound. Although the course has become longer with soggy fairways, Princess was near-perfect with her rescue wood that set up a lot of birdie opportunities,” said ICTSI team coach Nestor Mendoza.
Superal hopes to gain ground as she joins Phokan and two other Thais in the featured flight Thursday. They play with Pattarapon Mounchoo, who had a 70-142, and Suthavee Chanachai, who matched par 72 for a 143.
Daniella Uy carded a 72 for a 146 while Lovelynn Guioguio and Sarah Ababa lay too far behind at 151 and 153 after 75 and 76, respectively.
In men’s play, Lloyd Go rode on a fiery 32 at the front for a 69 as he improved to joint eighth at 143 although he stood nine strokes off Itthipat Buranatanyarat, who shot a second 67 for a 134.
Buranatanyarat had a one-shot lead over N. Thangarala, who scored a 67 for a 135 total.