Ladies title in the bag for Pradera
CEBU—Even in its worst day, no team could even come close to touching Pradera Verde.
Sensational teen Yuka Saso fired a two-under-par 70 worth 56 points and led Pradera to a third round 156—its fewest the entire week—that still padded an overnight 34-point lead to 46 to complete its annihilation of the PAL Ladies Interclub field on Thursday at Cebu Country Club here.
“Now it’s over,” coach Norman Sto. Domingo said as the Lubao-based squad has made the dethronement of Manila Southwoods-Masters all but a formality in Friday’s final round.
Pradera broke all tournament records by cracking par in the first two days and tallying a 36-hole 331.
Nicole Abelar scored 53 and Indonesian Michela Effendie added 49 in Pradera’s leanest day, which no team in the Championship Division field has flirted with scoring in the first three days.
And the impending overpowering win has gotten Southwoods coach Bong Lopez’s respect, while making the swing guru think of revamping his roster in order to give Pradera some sort of competition in the future.
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