PRINCESS Superal goes for back-to-back Southern Ladies golf titles and is hoping for a much more comfortable run this time, although the talented field is expected to provide a tough challenge at the Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country Club in Cagayan de Oro.
“I feel good and my ball striking is quite okay. But I need to polish my putting to contend again,” said Superal, who won a playoff against Sunshine Baraquiel to capture last year’s crown at Cebu Country Club.
Out to foil Superal’s back-to-back title bid are ICTSI teammates Abby Arevalo and Sofia Chabon along with club bets Anna Roa, Teri Solitaria and jungolfers Marvi Monsalve and Daniella Uy.
Del Monte is also fielding in a squad composed of Apple Fudolin, Eva Miñoza, Kristine Leonen, Rainstar Roque and Pamela Mariano, while also seeing action are Southwoods’ Annika Cedo, Navy’s Harmie Constantino and Orchard’s Medy Agustin.
The individual championship will use the Molave scoring system while the team event, a four-to-play, three-to-count tournament, and the seniors divisions will use the Stableford system (net of handicap).
Others seeing action in the 50th staging of the tournament are players from Aguinaldo, Cebu Country Club, Davao, Forest Hills, Phil Navy, Riviera and Valley.
Former Mayor and Gov. Constantino Jaraula, Pueblo Golf chairman Manuel Roa and Pueblo Ladies Chapter president Anna Roa will hit the ceremonial drive for the 54-hole championship organized and conducted by the National Golf of the Philippines.
A brand new Toyota Vios and a Mizuno Efil golf will be at stake as hole-in-one prizes in the tournament also supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, WWWExpress, Security Bank, Hans Brumann Jeweler, DPC Yellow Pages, St. Luke's Medical Center and Leisure and Resorts World Corp.