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Superal falters in US Women’s Amateur

/ 02:30 AM August 12, 2015
SUPERAL    RAFFY LERMA

SUPERAL         RAFFY LERMA

Princess Superal faltered in the closing holes and hobbled home with a 3-over-par 75 to drop below the cut-off line at the start of the stroke play qualifying of the US Women’s Amateur Open at Portland Golf Club in Portland, Oregon Monday.

Staying in the top 10 with a one-under card with four holes left, Superal bogeyed No. 6, dropped two shots on the next and holed out with another bogey on the par-3 eighth.

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With her closing 38 on the front nine,  she ended up in a tie for 70th place among the 156 starters chasing the top 64 berths in the knockout phase of the annual event.

Superal, last year’s US Girls’ Junior champion, actually survived a birdie-bogey-birdie-bogey start at the back with a run of pars and a six-foot birdie putt on No. 1 to join a host of others at No. 10. But after three pars and a flubbed birdie-putt on the par-5 No. 5, Superal missed the sixth green and failed to return a long putt for par. She hit an errant approach shot into the water off a stymied lie on the par-4 seventh for a 6 then three-putted the next.

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“She’ll fight back. It was just one of those poor finishes where she struggled with her putting,” said Team ICTSI coach Nestor Mendoza.

Former world junior champion Daniella Uy fired a birdie-less 77 for joint 101st.

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