No Golf Team for the PHL at the 2013 SEA GAMES

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Re: No Golf Team for the PHL at the 2013 SEA GAMES

Postby bruiser » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:57 pm

Congratulations to Princess Mary Superal and to the rest of the Philippine Women's Team, Miya Legapi and Katrina Briones, for winning the gold medal in the women's individual and team event in golf at the 27th South East Asian Games in Myanmar. Almost a non-inclusion to the Philippine Team, TEAM PHILIPPINES bannered by two of the county's best teenaged and still junior golf eligible proved all detractors wrong with the golden double.

Superal scored an even par 72 on the last day of competitions to finish 6 under par 216 and 6 strokes ahead of Yun Miy Myo of host Myanmar who carded a third day even par 72 to finish with a 222 aggregate. Indonesia's Tatiana Wijaya posted the day's best score of 3 under par 69 to leap frog to third and a bronze medal with a 223 total. Miya Legaspi scored 73 on the last day, 226 aggregate and finished at 6th overall with a while Katrina Briones carded a third day 77 and a 13 over 235 to sit at 11th.

Superal towed TEAM PHILIPPINES to the team gold medal finishing with a three day 428 aggregate, 11 strokes ahead of silver medalists Myanmar at 439 and 12 strokes ahead of pre-tournament favorite Thailand which finished at 440.

Before others claim credit for the girls and the team's success, let us give credit where proper credit is due. Props to the ICTSI golf team led by Coach Bong Lopez and the ICTSI organization for providing Princess with the necessary world class coaching/training as well as tournament exposure to hone her game. ICTSI also sponsors and supports all JUNGOLF Foundation events that provided Princess and Miya year round opportunities to compete as they were moving up the ranks.

Props too to the parents of Miya Legaspi, Col. Norman and Mrs. Arlene Legaspi who both tirelessly sacrificed their precious time, money and effort to personally lead a private/family initiated comprehensive golf program for Miya and her other siblings.

The success of both Princess and Miya at these games only shows that both corporate and private/family backed golf programs can work and produce word class talent if the proper ingredients are in place.

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