Rodriguez triumphs by 3 | Inquirer Sports

Rodriguez triumphs by 3

By: - Reporter / @MusongINQ
/ 01:04 AM May 30, 2015

CYNA Rodriguez put herself back in familiar territory. And in overpowering fashion.

The well-built Rodriguez closed out with an eagle-spiked three-under-par 69 yesterday and won the ICTSI Riviera Ladies Championship by six shots over Sarah Ababa in Silang, Cavite.

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It was the first victory this year for Rodriguez, who broke par in all three rounds on the way to an eight-under 208.

Ababa fell short in her bid for a breakthrough triumph, failing to sustain the brilliance of an opening 68 with a second straight 73 for 214, eight strokes ahead of Lovelyn Guioguio, who was third, also after a 73.

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Korean amateur Hwang Min-jeong and Jayvie Agojo, who was gunning for a repeat of her only pro title here, tied for fourth at 223 after identical 72s.

Rodriguez, who won four of eight Ladies Tour events last season, signed for an eagle-3 on No. 2 to open up a six-shot lead over Ababa and coast the rest of the way.

Filipino-American Cristina Corpus shot the day’s only other sub-par round, a 71, to finish seventh at 229, with Korean Kim So Un finishing another stroke behind after a 73.

Former amateur stalwart Chihiro Ikeda struggled to a 77 shared ninth spot with amateur Annika Cedo, who carded a 74, at 230.

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