Thai upends Cyna in third playoff hole | Inquirer Sports

Thai upends Cyna in third playoff hole

/ 05:12 AM April 07, 2018

Thai Supakchaya Pattaranakrueang drained a pin-length putt for birdie on the third playoff hole on Friday to turn back Cyna Rodriguez and snare the ICTSI Luisita Ladies Championship crown in Tarlac.

Pattaranakrueang ended regulation with a level 72 and caught Rodriguez at 219. She then completed her rally from two-down at the start of the day with the long playoff for a breakthrough title in the local tour.

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“I’m very happy,” said Pattaranakrueang, who tied for 13th at the Tagaytay Highlands Ladies Challenge last month. “I’ve been wanting to win here.”

Rodriguez blew a two-shot lead with a poor frontside stint and was actually three shots down before gunning down birdies on the 13th and 14th holes on the way to a 74.

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Meanwhile, Luis Castro and Harmie Constantino turned the final round of the Philippine Junior Amateur Golf Championship into a victory walk as they cruised to lopsided victories despite so-so closing rounds at Sherwood Hills in Trece Martires, Cavite, also on Friday.

Castro signed for a four-over-par 76 but still won the boys’ title by a whopping 15 strokes over Carl Corpus.

Castro tallied 291.

Constantino won the girls’ division by seven over Junia Gabasa after a closing 74 and a 293 total.

Gabasa, the first-round leader, shot an 80 with Nicole Abelar finishing third at 304 also after an 80.

Aniceto Mandanas carded a third straight 80 and also ran away with the Special Division (18-and-above) crown with a 318 with Aldo Barro finishing with a 351.

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