Ladies Philippine Golf Tour campaigners Marvi Monsalve, Chihiro Ikeda, Gretchen Villacencio, Daniella Uy and Alex Etter get the chance to slug it out with the men of the tour, all hoping to draw the best from their respective amateur partners in the Delimondo National Pro-Am unfolding tomorrow at Splendido Taal Golf Club in Laurel, Batangas.
Monsalve, who tied for 13th last year with amateur standout Mikha Fortuna, has tapped a new partner in Laia Barro, one of the mainstays of Team The Country Club, while Ikeda has linked up with top amateur Josh Jorge, and Villacencio will now team up with Roger Dale in the 54-hole tournament sponsored by Delimondo.
Uy and Etter, on the other hand, try to anchor a team for the first time with the former, a one-time Junior World champion, launching her bid with brother Lanz, and the latter, who as an amateur placed second last year in a tandem with Jet Mathay, now pins her hopes with Joey Solis in the tournament put up by ICTSI to likewise showcase the amateurs’ talent and skills and help prepare them for the big league.
While the male pros will use the black tee markers, the lady pros will tee off from the white tees.
That should make the R2.7 million event doubly interesting with the rolling, wind-swept and hazard-laden layout providing a true test for the 106-team field under the alternate shot format.
The top 40 teams after 36 holes of stroke play will advance to the final round with the pro champion set to pocket P500,000 and the amateur winner to receive merchandise and gifts. For details, call Jocelyn Duque at 0918-9515308 or at [email protected]