On June 18 to 20 at Cavite, Philippines
Ploychompoo Wirairungreung straight to her championship without hitting any shot in the final at The Manila Southwoods Golf & CC.
CARMONA, Cavite – Ploychompoo Wirairungreung of Thailand claimed the ICTSI Champion Tour crown without hitting a shot as organizers cancelled the final round of the $75,000 event at Manila Southwoods due to inclement weather.
“Because of the weather forecast and prevailing course condition, the final round of the ICTSI Champion Tour at Manila Southwoods has been cancelled,” said the organizing Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. and co-sanctioning Taiwan LPGA Tour in a statement.[…]
The 23-year-old shotmaker from Chiang Rai coped admirably with wet conditions in the first two days, putting in a 65 and 69 that left her with a remarkable bogey-free total of 10-under 134.
Local ace Princess Superal tried to give chase with a second round 68, moving to joint second with another Thai Supamas Sangchan, who also shot a 68, and Taiwanese amateur Hou Yu-Chiang, who made a 71, at 138.
“I feel I’m still hot from the second round. Sayang. I think I’ve got a good chance to go for it,” rued the former US Girls’ Junior winner, who also ruled the Tagaytay and Riviera stops of this year’s Ladies Philippine Golf Tour last March.
Superal and Sangchan shared the combined $12,000 for joint second place finish with Hou Yu-Chiang snaring the low amateur honors from sister Hou Yu-Sang.
Rounding up the Top 10 in the event, the first of two ICTSI Champion Tour events backed by Custom Clubmakers, BDO, Meralco, Sharp, KZGm PLDT, Champion, Summit Mineral Water and K&G Golf, are fifth placer Hou Yu-Sang (70-139), also an amateur from Taiwan, No. 6 Saranporn Langkulgasettrin from Thailand (68-140), Chihiro Ikeda (66-141), and Thais Chonlada Chayanun (70), LPGT Mt. Malarayat leg winner Onkanok Soisuwan (71), Aunchisa Utama (72) and Chatprapa Siriprakob (73), who all pooled 142.’
Semi-Final Round Hole by Hole