Uy seizes 1-shot lead after a 71


Daniella Uy stays forward of a harmful pack of chasers. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

GEN. TRIAS—Daniella Uy had a roller-coaster spherical and wanted birdies on two of her final 4 holes to salvage a one-under-par 71 and take a one-stroke lead over a trio that features the damaging Princess Superal after the primary 18 holes of the P750,000 ICTSI Eagle Ridge Girls Traditional on the difficult Norman course.

Uy, a former Junior World champion, had six complete birdies that went with 5 bogeys as everybody struggled over the difficult format the place Superal holed out with a bogey for a 35-37 card to share second with Chihiro Ikeda and the comebacking Sunshine Baraquiel.

Ikeda, the primary spherical chief final week at Sherwood Hills, had 4 birdies and the identical variety of bogeys, whereas Baraquiel, the previous nationwide who stayed away from the sport for years to turn into a pilot, picked up a shot on the seventeenth for a 37-35 card.

Chanelle Avaricio, second final week to Superal, carded a 74 whereas the third pretournament favourite, Harmie Constantino, slumped to a 75 littered by double bogeys on each nines.

“I’ll simply attempt to make it easy,” mentioned Uy, whose greatest skilled end was third final yr at Riviera.

Superal, in the meantime, additionally began out sluggish final week earlier than pouring on the warmth within the last two rounds to win.

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