TWICE foiled in her groundbreaking bid, Chanelle Avaricio hopes to finally succeed this time around – without her double hangman – as she towers over the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Aoki Classic at Eagle Ridge, which takes place Wednesday in The General Triassic, Cavite.
The former Alabama State U student narrowly came close to scoring her first victory at Sherwood Hills, escaping one to Princess Superal, then losing another three to her at Eagle Ridge-Norman, both in July last, before play on the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour was suspended due to the peak in coronavirus cases.
But those setbacks should strengthen not only her game, but her mental side as well, and she will resume her quest for the elusive crown in the third restart of the country’s first women’s circuit set up by ICTSI.
Strategy and decision-making will indeed be the key points as the pitch tackles Aoki’s difficult course maintained in championship form all year long with Avaricio facing a set of rivals also all prepared for the championship. 54 holes offering a total prize of 750 P., 000.
This includes Harmie Constantino, who actually marked her professional debut with a two-stroke victory over Superal at Aoki last March, although the former amateur national champion has slowed down in her next two outings, finishing third behind Superal and Avaricio. at Sherwood and finishing fourth at Eagle Ridge-Norman.
But with Superal out of sight to continue his own campaign in Japan, Avaricio and Constantino look forward to a title clash next week with Chihiro Ikeda, Daniella Uy, Cyna Rodriguez, Sunshine Baraquiel and Marvi Monsalve also hoping to come out on top. Friday.
A host of others are also eager to surprise, including Sarah Ababa, Lovelyn Guioguio, Apple Fudolin, Pamela Mariano, Eva MiÃ±oza, Florence Bisera, Majorie Palumbarit and Sheryl Villacencio, in a title race that could go to the last. blow or putt.
Pilipinas Golf Tournaments Inc., meanwhile, enforces strict safety measures to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved in accordance with government guidelines for how it has conducted its previous bubble tournaments successfully.
The Touring Ladies will then test the tricky Highlands course as part of the ICTSI Tagaytay Highlands Challenge November 9-11 with Gretchen Villacencio joining the hunt after medically skipping the Eagle Ridge exit.
Two more tournaments are in the works for touring women November 23-26 and November 30-December 3 at Riviera Golf and Country Club in SIlang, Cavite, which hosted the circuit’s first restart after an eight-month hiatus at the end of last year. .
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