Princess Superal, Gio Gandionco rule the roost | Inquirer Sports

Princess Superal, Gio Gandionco rule the roost

/ 12:09 AM March 10, 2012

Princess Superal shot a four-over-par 76 in the final round to romp away with the girls’ crown, and Gio Gandionco carded a 73 to capture the Class A boys’ title as the Philippines finished with a flourish in the second Montecillo Junior Golf Championships in Dasmariñas, Cavite.

Superal wound up with a 72-hole total of 291 to beat Thailand’s Benyapa Niphatsophon, who closed with a 75 for 297 at the Palmer course of the Orchard Golf and Country Club.

Gandionco, a member of the champion Cebu Country Club in the recent PAL Interclub in Davao, had a 288 total, two clear of Taiwan’s Wang Wei-hsiang’s 74-290.

Leading by seven after 54 holes, Superal just coasted along on the final day of the tournament organized by the Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines.

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Superal and partner Bianca Pagdanganan (77) of Team Philippines II lost the team plum by one shot to the Thai duo of Benyapa and Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras, 598-597.

Gandionco and Raymart Tolentino were also pipped by Thais Chanachok Dejpiratanamongkol and Sarit Suwannarat.

The Gandionco-Tolentino tandem pieced together a 151 for 594, seven off the 587 of Chanachok (76) and Sarit (73).

Other winners: Christopher Popp (73-224), Mikhaela Fortuna (76-231) in Class C; Josh Jorge (78-235), Bernice Olivares-Ilas (71-216) in Class D.

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