Cyna, 3 others share LPGT Malarayat lead
Cyna Rodriguez fought back from two strokes down then pounced on Princess Superal’s shaky windup to force a four-way tie for the lead with two other amateurs at 71 at the start of the ICTSI Mt. Malarayat Ladies Classic in Lipa City Wednesday.
Rodriguez bogeyed two of the first five holes and fell behind Superal in an early clash of the favorites in the P500,000 seventh leg of the ICTSI Ladies Philippine Golf Tour.
But the reigning back-to-back Order of Merit winner rebounded with four birdies in a seven-hole stretch from No. 7 to negate another bogey on No. 14 for a 36-35 card.
Superal showed up Rodriguez with three birdies in the first 10 holes. But after a run of four pars, the former US Girls’ Junior champion wavered with bogeys on Nos. 15 and 18 and dropped to a share of first.
Abby Arevalo bogeyed Nos. 10, 13 and 17 and needed to birdie the last hole to tie Rodriguez, Superal and Korean amateur Hwang Min-jeong on top.