It will be a toss-up among the leading players of Taiwan, Thailand and the host country as the ICTSI Manila Golf Ladies Classic gets going tomorrow at the Manila Golf Club inside Forbes Park.
Babe Liu, the No. 3 player in the current LPGA of Taiwan (TLPGA) ranking, along with joint No. 5 Hsin Lee and Lin Tzu-Chi and last year’s LPGT/TLPGA Midlands leg winner Ching Huang banner the 25-strong player roster from Taiwan, all ready to slug it out with the best in the $100,000 championship put up ICTSI and serving as the seventh leg of the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour seventh season and the fifth stop of this year’s TLPGA.
Thailand has also underscored its readiness to go for the crown, sending 39 players, led by veteran Yupaporn Kawinpakorn, who is seeking a second LPGT crown after dominating the Pradera Verde leg of the circuit last December.
Thanutra Boonraksasat, who turned back Princess Superal to snare the last LPGT crown at Manila Southwoods last month, is also back for a shot at a second straight championship in the event organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments and sanctioned by the TLPGA.