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Southwoods paces PAL Ladies by 2

By: - Reporter / @MusongINQ
/ 04:11 AM October 10, 2015

BACOLOD—Manila Southwoods Masters opened its title-retention drive by taking a two-point lead over a fighting Cebu Country Club squad yesterday in the 10th Philippine Airlines Ladies Interclub golf team championships at Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club.

Fourteen-year-old Sofia Chabon and Missy Legaspi, 13, carded 52 points apiece, Abby Arevalo contributed 49, Loralie Roberto had 48 and Kim Yong-mi and Annika Guangko added 39 and 38, respectively, as Southwoods pooled 278 in the 36-hole tournament.

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Cebu CC, which fell short of the title by one point last year, produced the finest individual score, though, as Lois Kaye Go led all comers with 54.

Crystal Faith Neri’s 50, skipper Mary Kim Hong’s 48, Junia Gabasa’s 45, Riko Nagai’s 42 and Ryoko Nagai’s 35 rounded out scoring for Cebu.

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“The course condition was hard today,” said Southwoods captain Marie Claire Ong, whose 30 points failed to count like Claudine Garcia’s 34.

The 16-year-old Go shot two birdies and as many bogeys to match par in medal play.

Lady Eagles Australia paced the Friendship division with 227 points, 27 clear of Davao Golf.

The first-round results:

CHAMPIONSHIP—Manila Southwoods 278 (M. Chabon 52, M. Legaspi 52, A. Arevalo 49, L. Roberto 48, Y. Kim 39) Cebu 276 (L. Go 54, C. Neri 50, M. Hong 48, J. Gabasa 45, Riko Nagai 42)

FRIENDSHIP—Lady Eagles Australia 227 (M. Martin 46, Z. Ticehurst 45, J. Widarma 45, P. Keogh 37, J. Driscoll 27, E. Wong 27), Davao 200 (R. Antivo 37, V. Hermiston 37, E. Quinsay 37, S. Barnes 35, J. Vergara 28) Apo 196 (M. Singson 40, A. Nagayo 39, R. Sara 35, I. Garcia 29, M. Siason 27) Wack Wack 170 (R. Heo 34, M. Kawsek 31, M. Caparros 30, M. Dimson 28, F. Imperial 26) Ilo-ilo 168 (A. Cacho 32, C. Yap 31, K. Cho 28, I. Ladores 28, M. Rivera 25) Pueblo de Oro 162 (M. Carmichael 34, R. Inson 29, C. Jeun Go 27, C. Lastimosa 26, G. Optiz 26) Victorias 151 (C. Arceo 32, C. Capay 27, L. Rizzo 26, M. Mendell 24, C. Mead 22)

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