S’woods eyes 4th straight crown
CEBU City—Annika Cedo, a 16-year-old high school junior being groomed for a pro career, will spearhead Manila Southwoods-Masters as it guns for an unprecedented fourth straight Philippine Airlines Ladies Interclub title starting today at Alta Vista here.
“It’s definitely going to be more intense this year,” Cedo, the eldest daughter of swing guru Jun Cedo, told the Inquirer minutes after touching down at Mactan International airport yesterday together with the rest of the Masters team that will be fielding just seven ladies.
“It will be very difficult, but we are ready.”
SW-Masters will miss the services of national player Miya Legaspi, who couldn’t get a leave from school, and will try to draw power from a trio of youngsters that include Missy Legaspi and Sofia Chabon.
Out to spoil the Masters’ date with history are Del Monte and Cebu clubs Alta Vista and Cebu Country Club.
Chabon is a mainstay of the ICTSI squad and could be an equally explosive player considering the many international exposures she has had in recent months.
Cebu CC is going to be led by teeners Junia Gabasa and Louis Kaye Go, with team official Jeric Hechanova hoping to keep the score close after the first round playinso that they could go for broke on the final day Saturday.
“We have a chance and if we play according to our potential, it’s going to be very close,” said Hechanova, who helped plot Cebu CC’s title romps in the Men’s division in 2012-2013. Also playing for CCC is Crystal Faith Superal.
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