Superal, Rodriguez finish out of top 10
TAIWAN—Princess Superal and Cyna Rodriguez groped for putting form and missed a Top 10 finish in the Party Golfers Ladies Open ruled by 14-year-old Chia Yen Wu at National Golf Country Club in Miaoli County here yesterday. Playing in calmer conditions after battling it through brutal winds in the first two days, Superal and Rodriguez found the undulating surface too tough to read, hampering their final round charge in the $100,000 championship, the first co-sanctioned event by the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour abroad with the Taiwan LPGA. The two circuits will next jointly stage the Philippine Ladies Masters in February. Superal struggled with a 73 that dropped her to joint 16th. Rodriguez shot a 78 and fell to joint 39th.
Miranda forges twin podium finishes
Filipino racer Daniel Miranda completed a smashing season debut in the Asian Formula Renault after double podium finishes recently at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. Riding for Eurasia Motorsport, Miranda placed third in both races of the meet as he made a complete transition to formula races from stock car competitions. “It wasn’t an easy journey for me moving from the Vios Cup into single seaters,” said Miranda. “I’m really happy I ended 2018 with a double podium which made my team and family really happy as well,” said Miranda, who is backed by sports patron Jean Henri Lhuillier. —MARC REYES
Soft tennis tilt draws 6 countries, 15 teams
Fifteen teams including those from powerhouse countries Korea and Japan will see action in the six-country 2019 Philippine University Soft Tennis Invitationals slated this weekend at Colegio San Agustin Indoor hardcourts in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. Teams from Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and host Philippines complete the cast. Philippine Soft Tennis Association president Col. Jeff Tamayo and PSTA secretary general Dr. Joven Sepino will also preside over a special meeting with Asia Soft Tennis Federation and Southeast Asia Soft Tennis Federation representatives for updates on the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. —MARC REYES
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