LPGT Hello Ridge stops first

The Ladies Philippine Golf Tour (LPGT) takes place in the newly designed Hello Ridge first stop Princess Supral Compact Field starting Wednesday and is labeled as a losing player with red-hot amateur Ryan Malixie not participating.

Originally the same field would be suitable for a 54-hole, P750,000 championship, but the challenge ahead is much different with Hello Ridge hosting for the first time and giving players a very different perspective.

“It’s a different course, a challenging one, especially when it comes to reading greens with shields,” said Supral, who suffered a stroke two weeks ago near 14-year-old Malixie in Louisiana.

Hello Ridge was formerly known as the TAT Philippines layout, before making a huge transformation to challenge the best players and adapt to international standards.

Melixi left for the United States a few days ago and will be leaving for about a month to take part in several prestigious junior tournaments. He will return early next month to kick off the jet lag at the Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, and help the Philippine team.

Hermie Constantino has also entered and envisioned the likes of Daniela Wei and Sunshine Barrackel, who broke up as professionals last season but were never on the hunt as Melixi and Supral turned it into a two-woman competition for Tarla. INQ

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