Ladies tour goes in­ter­na­tional

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THE In­ter­na­tional Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal Ser­vices Inc. (ICTSI) Ladies Philip­pine Golf Tour goes in­ter­na­tional again with its first two legs serv­ing as part of the Tai­wan Ladies Pro­fes­sional Golf As­so­ci­a­tion (LPGA) Tour, guar­an­tee­ing an­other crack in­ter­na­tional ros­ters for the twin events set at Splen­dido and Manila South­woods.

Korean Ye-nah Hwang nipped lo­cal am­a­teur ace Princess Su­peral by one for the in­au­gu­ral ICTSI Ladies Open at South­links last year with this year’s ICTSI Cham­pion Tour at Splen­dido, also pre­sented by Cham­pion In­fin­ity, and the Tai­wan LPGA slated fron March 9 to 11 at the wind-raked Splen­dido Taal Golf Club in Ta­gay­tay City.

Rec­og­niz­ing the grow­ing sta­tus of the LPGT in the re­gion, the Tai­wan LPGA has also made the next LPGT leg at South­woods part of its cir­cuit with the same Splen­dido field tipped to vie for the ICTSI Cham­pion Tour at Manila South­woods, also pre­sented by Cham­pion In­fin­ity, and the Tai­wan LPGA from March 16 to 18 at the Leg­ends course in Car­mona, Cavite.

The LPGT events, serv­ing as the sixth and sev­enth legs of the 22-stage Tai­wan LPGA, of­fer a to­tal prize fund of $75,000 each.

That en­sures a slam-bang ac­tion along with the rest of the LPGT sched­ule, now stretched to 10 legs, the big­gest thus far in the four-year- old cir­cuit spon­sored by the ICTSI and or­ga­nized by Pilip­inas Golf Tour­na­ments Inc. (PGTI).

“We take pride in host­ing two Tai­wan LPGA Tour legs, which only un­der­scores the LPGT’s emerg­ing sta­tus as one of the cir­cuits to play in the re­gion,” PGTI Gen­eral Man­ager Colo Ven­tosa said. “The twin events will also give our lo­cal play­ers the chance to mea­sure up with their for­eign coun­ter­parts and, at the same time, raise the level of play here.”

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