Teen golfers win two SEA Games gold medals for Philippines


Phlippine_Womens_Golf_SEA_Games_2013They maybe teenagers, but every lady golfer has the right to get scared of them.

Fresh from their victories in the 2nd Asian Youth Games in China, Princess Mary Superal and Clare Amelia Legazpi, joint forces along with compatriot Katrina Marie Briones, in winning two gold medals for the Philippines in the 27th Southeast Asian Games in Royal Myanmar, Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

Relying on her consistency and perfect strokes, Superal fired an eye-popping 66 in day two of the competition, to grab the top spot of the women’s golf singles, leading to the final day.

Determined to win a gold for the country, Superal kept her composure and fired another 72 in the third day, to register a total of 210, winning the women’s golf singles gold medal uncontested.

Silver medalist Yin May Myo of Mayanmar was 6 strokes behind from Superal, with a total of 216.

Indonesia’s Tatiana Jaqueline Wijiya took the bronze with 217 tally.

Asian Youth Games gold medalist, Clare Amelia Legazpi, placed only sixth in the women’s singles, after having a bad day in the second day of competition. She finished with 220; while Briones finished 11th with 229.

Superal’s results in day 1 to 3 (72, 66,72) plus Legaspi’s 72 and 73 in day 1 and 3, and Briones’ 73 in day 2; topped the leader board in the women’s golf team event with a team total of 428.

The Filipino teens win the gold medal in the women’s golf team event, with Team Myanmar again winning the Silver medal with 439 total, to Thailand’s bronze medal total of 440.

The men’s golfer on the other hand bowed down to their counterparts in the SEA.

In the singles, Rupert Zaragosa III placed 9th, Jobim Antonio Carlos finished 21st, while John Kier Abdon and Justin Raphael Quiban ended in the 25th and 26th spots.

The men’s tally men’s team placed 6th among 7 competition nations, where Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia winning the team event.

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