YUKA Saso hopes to ride the momentum of her impressive victory in a pro tournament as she joins the hunt in the Champion Infinity Philippine Ladies Open 2018 starting on Wednesday at the Orchard Golf and Country Club’s Palmer Course in Dasmariñas, Cavite.
Saso humbled a tough international field at the ICTSI Ayala Greenfield Ladies Classic of the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour, scoring a wire-to-wire triumph.
The 16-year-old shotmaker from Canlubang Golf now prepares for the country’s premier ladies championship featuring some of the best players from nine countries.
The Thais are looking to steal the show and seeing action are Onkanok Soisuwan, Pimkwan Chookaew, Kultida Pramphun, Phannarai Meesom-us and Pinkaew Trachuentong.
Also in the field are Indonesia’s Michela Tjan, Singapore’s Shannon Tan, Callista Chen and Hailey Loh and Hong Kong’s Hei Nam Leung.
Leading the home bets are Harmie Constantino, Sam Bruce, Tomi Arejola, Nicole Abelar, Kristine Torralba, Sophia Legaspi, Felicia Medalla, Annika Cedo and Junia Gabasa.
Focus will also be on Bianca Pagdanganan, who set a record 16-under 200 total to dominate the field last year at Wack Wack’s West course.
Malaysian Juniors Open champion Mikha Fortuna and The Country Club teammates Sam Dizon, Laia Barro and Rafaella Singson are also playing in the tournament backed by Eva Air, San Miguel Corp., Metro Pacific, Atty. Gilberto Duavit, Inquirer, Alveo Land, G&W Clubshares, Inc., Crimson Hotel Filinvest and NGAP, Golfer’s Club Shares Inc., Province of Cavite, Luisita Golf and Country Club, Mileage Asia, Vermogen, Golf Depot, Orchard Golf and Country Club, Alabang Ladies Chapter, Forest Hills GCC, Tagaytay Highlands, Sta. Elena Golf Club, Manila Golf Club and Canlubang GCC, TIB Taishan and The Turf Company-Texas Eagle.