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    Thai golfer steals show in LPGT season finale as Princess Superal settles for third spot at South Forbes

    Dec 21, 2017
    Former Philippine Ladies Open winner Yupaporn Kawinpakorn steals theshow 

    YUPAPORN Kawinpakorn survived a shaky finish to post a four-over 71 and top the ICTSI South Forbes Ladies Invitational on Thursday in Silang, Cavite.

    Kawinkaporn, the 2007 Ladies Philippine Open winner, led a Thailand 1-2 finish in the season finale of the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour, finishing at five-over 206 total for a two-stroke win worth P150,000.

    Chonlada Chayanun shot a closing 70 for a 208 and a P95,000 prize.

    “I knew I could win here because the course is short. But we had to deal with the wind that blew from all directions all tournament-long,” said Kawinpakorn,

    Princess Superal, who topped the first round and was co-leader entering the final round, had a birdie-par-bogey finish for a 74, ending up third at 209 worth P60,000 in the event organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc.

    It was Chayanun’s second straight runner-up effort after a 1-2-3 romp by the Thais in the Philippine Ladies Masters won by Renuka Suksukont at The Country Club two weeks ago.

    Dottie Ardina closed with a 73 marred by a triple bogey seven on the final hole, placing fifth at 211.

    Kristine Torralba carded a 72 and placed sixth with a 215, nipping Samantha Dizon for the low amateur honors in the season-ending tournament of the 11-stage circuit

    Dizon, who matched par 67 in the first round, wavered with a 77 and finished seventh at 218 followed by Thais Sarinee Thitiratanakorn and Numa Gulyanamitta, who shared ninth place at 220 after a 74 and 76, respectively.

    Four-leg winner and LPGT Order of Merit winner Pauline del Rosario hobbled with a 79 and wound up 10th with a 226 in the tournament backed by Custom Clubmakers, BDO, Meralco, Sharp, KZG, PLDT, Champion, Summit Mineral Water and K&G Golf.

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