Juniors Masters: Arevalo, Avaricio shine
MANILA, Philippines — Abby Arevalo carded a 75 to share top honors with Chanelle Avaricio in the Southern Luzon Junior Masters Qualifier at Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club in Lipa City Thursday.
Arevalo, who sputtered with an 84 in the first round, rallied with that three-over card and tied Avaricio (81) on top of Class A with a 159 after the 36-hole elimination where the top two players will advance to next week’s national finals.
Sam Martinez, Arevalo’s ICTSI teammate, finished with another 159 after a 79 but lost in a playoff.
Sofia Chabon and Sam Green, two other ICTSI team mainstays, clinched the two spots in Class B with the former scoring a 75 for 152 and the latter finishing with a 156 after an 80.
Over in China, Princess Superal groped for form and hobbled with a 77 to trail Taiwan’s Lai Yi Ting who shot a 70 in the premier Under-18 class at the start of the Mission Hills Jack Nicklaus Junior tournament yesterday.
Chang Yu Hsin turned in a 74 to lie four strokes off the pace.