Constantino makes pro debut at Eagle
Harmie Constantino hopes to come up big right in her first crack at a pro championship, joining the title chase in the ICTSI Eagle Ridge Challenge that gets going on Tuesday at the vast complex’ Aoki course in General Trias, Cavite province.
The diminutive former junior and national match play champion had actually nailed a pro crown as an amateur when she dominated an international pro field in the ICTSI Mt. Malarayat Classic of the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour in 2016. She went on to win the RVF Cup and the Philippine Amateur Open Match Play diadems in 2018, parts of the seven national titles she pocketed before signing up with the University of Georgia Athletics in 2018-19.She made quite an impact as a Bulldog sophomore as she reset the record in the UGA’s Women’s Open with rounds of 66-65 for 131 at the Achasta Golf Club, erasing the previous mark of 12-under 132 post by Ashlan Ramsey in Brooklyn in 2015.
But she opted to cut short her collegiate stint and move to the next level, enlisting for this week’s P400,000 Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc.-organized championship featuring two of the country’s leading players, Princess Superal and Pauline del Rosario.
Superal and Del Rosario split top honors in LPGT’s return at Riviera last year with Superal dominating the Riviera Challenge and Del Rosario preventing a Superal sweep in the Riviera Championship.
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