Yupaporn Kawinpakorn

Thai champ back as Women’s Championship unfolds

The veteran campaigner, who anchored the Thais’ six-title haul in last year’s edition of the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour with two victories, has vowed to better her winning 10-under total as she faces a souped-up roster in the 54-hole championship on a course that features 18 of the world’s renowned golf holes.

Nemittra Juntanaket

Thai seeks to extend LPGT romp at Summit Point

The 22-year-old rising star from Pha-Yao turned what was expected to be a wild final round battle at Mount Malarayat into a cruise when she bested the field and won by six over compatriot Pimpadsorn Sangkagaro with a closing 71.

Thai Nemittra Juntanaket hits her approach shot on No. 9

Thai wrests control as Superal falters

Juntanaket, out to make up for her joint 18th at Pradera Verde Ladies last month, fell behind early with a triple-bogey on a lost ball on the first hole of Mt. Malipunyo but after a run of brave pars, she hit back-to-back birdies from No. 13 of Mt. Makulot then added another on the par-5 No. 16 to save a 39-33.

Juvic Pagunsan

Juvic sets record PGT run

Juvic Pagunsan turned the final round of the ICTSI Riviera Classic into a victory walk, closing out with a 70 for a whopping eight-shot victory over Tony Lascuña and a record fourth straight championship on the Philippine Golf Tour

Angelo Que

Que joins PGT Riviera title hunt

The power hitting former Philippine Open champion actually nailed one last month while on a break from the region’s most lucrative circuit when he ran away with a five-stroke romp in the ICTSI Manila Southwoods stop of PGT Asia.

Yuka Saso

Bourdage foils Saso in semis

Bourdage blew a 2-up lead with five holes left as Saso parred and birdied Nos. 14 and 15, respectively, but the former banged in a 16-foot birdie putt on No. 16 after Saso putted short from 20 feet out to go 1-up again.

Yuka Saso

Saso rolls into Round of 32

After gaining medalist honors with a bogey-free 12-under 132 in the 36-hole medal play, Saso actually expressed some concerns over playing head-to-head. But she quickly brushed aside those worries with a strong start to set up a Round of 32 clash with Phoebe Brinker from Delaware, who nipped Colombia’s Valery Plata, 1-up.

Chanelle Avaricio

Ikeda fumbles, recovers to stay ahead

After firing an opening bogey-free 63 on a hot putter for a five-stroke lead Wednesday, Ikeda struggled on John Hay’s tricky, undulating surface, stumbling with two bogeys and a double-bogey in the first five holes and making the turn at four-over 39, enabling her pursuers to gain ground in hot conditions.

Christopher Hichman

Hichman, Que wrest 1-2 spots

Tough pin placements likewise took the best from the bidders in the $100,000 event serving as the third leg of the third season of Philippine Golf Tour Asia as the Jack Nicklaus-designed layout proved a lot tougher in blustery conditions with a number of pre-tournament favorites missing the 50-plus ties cut at 143. They included last year’s winner Jay Bayron (71-144), first leg winner at Luisita Namchok Tantipokhakul of Thailand (73-144), multi-titled Tony Lascuña (74-144) and reigning PGT Order of Merit winner Jobim Carlos (75-151).

Juvic Pagunsan

Juvic wins again, nips Bibat in playoff

Proving he’s a cut above the rest, Pagunsan hit three birdies at the front to tie third round joint leader Rene Menor at the helm then recovered from a bogey on No. 10 with a birdie on the 17th to match Bibat’s closing 67 and force a sudden death at 272s.