Ilas rules Beverly Place Challenge by 3 strokes | Inquirer Sports

Ilas rules Beverly Place Challenge by 3 strokes

/ 01:06 AM April 30, 2016

BERNICE Ilas closed out with a three-over-par 74 yesterday and won the P500,000 ICTSI Beverly Place Challenge with plenty to spare against fellow amateur Sam Martirez in Pampanga.

The 14-year-old Ilas had a shaky start, signing for a double bogey-7 on No. 1 before steadying the ship somewhat to post a 54-hole total of 215 and a three-shot win over Martirez.

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Martirez also returned a 74 as amateurs finished 1-2 for the second straight tournament of the fledging pro circuit. South Korea’s Hwang Min-jeong topped the Malarayat leg last year over Martirez.

Three of the country’s best female pros—Cyna Rodriguez, Dottie Ardina and Mia Piccio—are campaigning overseas and missed the event.

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Chihiro Ikeda was the best-placed pro at third—seven shots off Ilas at 222—after a 78.

Because Ilas and Martirez are not eligible for the prize money, Ikeda took home the P100,000 champion’s prize.

Veterans Anya Tanpinco and Jayvie Agojo shot a 74 and 77, respectively, and tied for fourth spot at 224. Musong R. Castillo

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