• 5 wins highlight Superal’s year


    Princess Superal CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

    Five straight victories to close out the season capped Princess Superal’s banner year but it was her record triumph in the US Girls’ Junior in Flagstaff, Arizona that highlighted her and Team ICTSI’s sterling 2014 campaign.

    Besting her blazing windup in 2013 anchored on her emphatic gold medal romp in the Myanmar SEA Games, Superal, 17, made a stirring run of five wins at the end of the year, posting victories in wire-to-wire, down-to-the-wire and come-from-behind fashions in California, Manila, Singapore and Jakarta.

    “Princess has blossomed to become a complete player. She has good work ethics, never stops from improving her craft and never loses her appetite for winning,” said Team ICTSI coach Bong Lopez, who took Superal into his fold in 2012 and whipped her to become the country’s leading amateur player.

    Pauline del Rosario and young Yuka Saso also enjoyed banner seasons with the former scoring nine victories, including the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final in Shenzen, China where she nipped Superal by one.

    The 13-year-old Saso, on the other hand, enhanced her promising career by racking up seven victories, including the Jakarta Junior World and the PING Summer Junior titles, while Sofia Chabon and Samantha Martinez came away with three wins apiece and Mikhaela Fortuna and Abegail Arevalo nailed a victory each to cap Team ICTSI’s banner season. The other members of the team are Bernice Olivarez-Ilas and Samantha Green.


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