Superal downs Shon, books quarterfinal berth
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—Princess Superal turned in a superb game in the early going then cruised to a 2&1 victory over Kelly Shon to barge into the quarterfinal round of the Women’s Trans National Golf Championship at the Members Club at Woodcreek in South Carolina Thursday.
Superal went 1-up at the turn and held on to it before taking another hole on the 17th to wrap up the close match for the win that averted a shutout of ICTSI-backed bets.
The 15-year-old Superal earlier routed Collins Bradshaw, 4&2, in the Last 32 phase where she posted a 2-up lead at the turn before cruising to victory. She will take on Rika Park Friday for a spot in the semifinals.
“It’s so hot here and Princess was so exhausted after the grueling day-long struggle,” said ICTSI coach Nestor Mendoza.
Dottie Ardina dropped a heartbreaking setback to Kelsey Vines in a match that took 29 holes to finish, bogeying the final hole from six feet to bow out.
Sarah Ababa lost to Kate Scarpetta, 7&6, Jayvie Agojo bowed to Tilly Poulsen, 2&1, and Cyna Rodriguez also dropped a 2&1 decision to Regina Plasencia.