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27th SEA Games Women's Team

Postby bruiser » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:31 pm

The Philippine Women's Golf Team flexed it's muscle early to take the overall lead after the first round of golf competitions at the 27th SEA Gams in Myanmar. Playing in the new Royal Myanmar Golf Club, JUNGOLF standouts 15 year old wunderkid Miya Legaspi and 16 year old Princess Superal of the ICTSI golf team submitted even par 72 scores and leading Team Philippines to storm ahead of golf arch rival Thailand and hosts Myanmar by 3 strokes, 144 to 147, in the three round competition with a three to play, two to count team stroke play format. Thailand is expected to crowd the Philippines for team and individual honors as they sent a crack team of their best players who also happen to be their best juniors as well.

Legaspi and Superal, the Asian Youth Games Gold and Silver medalists, are also tied for second in the individual competitions together with Thai Supamas Sangchan and all trailing local bet Yin May Myo by 1 stroke. Katrina Briones, the third member of the team scored a 79 and did not count and is third to the last in the individual competitions. Thais Ornicha Konsunthea and Benyapa Niphatsophon are at 75 and 76 and expected to bounce back in the next rounds.

The Thais are frequent Philippine visitors and regularly play in major local open and junior golf tournaments. Sangchan is a certified giant Pinoy killer being the defending Champion in the Montecillos and Queen Sirikit Cups. She is also the 51st Philippine Ladies Open champion denying Dottie Ardina in three play-off holes the last chance to win only local major title that has eluded her illustrious amateur career. Niphatsophon was the 2012 Callaway Junior World Champion in Girls 15-18 and won the Santi Cup held recently in the Philippines while the addition of Konsunthea in lieu of other grizzled vets in the Thai national roster does not only flaunt their deep talent pool but also highlights a sound development program of nurturing up and coming talent. And she is no slouch either as she is already a veteran internationalist and consistently performs well in word and regional level golf events.

This will be a dog fight to the end! GO TEAM PHILIPPINES!!
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Re: 27th SEA Games Women's Team

Postby bruiser » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:34 pm

Princess Superal ripped the Royal Myanmar Golf Club fairways today scoring a scorching 6 under par 66 to storm into the lead of the Women's individual golf competitions at the 27th Myanmar SEA Games!! Superal towed the Philippine Women's Team to a two day total 5 under par 283, 7 shots clear of Myanmar and 12 shots ahead of early favorite Thailand.

Myanmar's Yin May Myo submitted a 1 over par 73 to trail Superal by 6 strokes at 144. Four others are tied for third at 147 including Miya Legaspi. Katrina Briones atoned for a bad first round by posting a 1 over par 73 to count in the team score. Princess and Team Philippines go for the jugular tomorrow on the last playing day hoping at least for a golden double that will uplift the morale of the beleaguered Philippine contingent which so far has only won 14 gold medals.

Not too bad for a team that wasn't given much of a chance for a medal and was only included in the official contingent at the very last minute.

Go Princess!! Go TEAM PHILIPPINES!!
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Re: 27th SEA Games Women's Team

Postby bruiser » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:06 am

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.

CONGRATS Girls!! CONGRATS TEAM PHILIPPINES!!
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