Superal, Del Rosario book return trip to Faldo Series
MANILA, Philippines - National team standouts Princess Superal and Pauline del Rosario topped their respective divisions to book return trips to the Asia Grand Final of the Faldo Series Asia after the recent Philippine qualifier at the Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club in Trece Martirez, Cavite.
Superal, who posted lopsided victories in the Kuala Lumpur Amateur Open and the Royal Selangor Golf Club Amateur Open recently, cruised to victory in the girls Under 21 after rounds of 75, 70 and 73 for 218.
Del Rosario, on the other hand, rallied from six strokes down in the final round with a 74 to foil ICTSI teammate Sofia Chabon and capture the girls Under 16 of the 54-hole event that kicked off a series of qualifiers around Asia and the Pacific.
Del Rosario, who humbled Team ICTSI spearhead Superal in the recent Faldo Series Finals, pooled a 225 that included a 79 and a 72.
Del Rosario and Superal will thus lead this year’s batch of qualifiers in five age groups for boys and four for girls.
Others who qualified for the grand finals to be held in March 2015 are boys division winners Jan Philippe de Claro (under 21), Justin Quiban (under 18), Kristoffer Arevalo (under 16), Riggs Illescas (11-12 years) and Sean Granada (9-10 years) and the two other girls winners-Mariel Tee (11-12) and Burberry Zhang (9-10).
De Claro finished three strokes ahead of Kevin Saclot, Quiban beat Rogelio Roque by nine, Arevalo turned back Dan Cruz by two, Granada wound up 24 shots ahead of Miguel Ilas and David Guangko while Illescas went four up on Perry Bucay.