Del Rosario edges Superal in thriller

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    PAULINE del Rosario outplayed Princess Superal in a tense, rainy backside duel, pulling off a clutch par-save on the 17th and pouncing on her rival’s mishap to bag the ICTSI Riviera Championship crown by one in Silang, Cavite yesterday.

    Tied for the last time heading to Langer’s course signature hole, both players missed the overlooking green but Del Rosario made a clutch chip and tapped in for par and reclaimed the lead as Superal failed to get up-and-down from the left rough and needed two putts for a bogey.

    Del Rosario closed out with a routine par on the difficult finishing hole for a 72 and Superal saved hers off the bunker for a 73, capping a thrilling finish that served as a fitting ending to the two-tournament Ladies Philippine Golf Tour bubble put up by ICTSI in pandemic-hit season.