Filipina junior golf champ gears up for US amateur title

By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

August 5, 2014

FULLERTON, Calif. – The reigning Junior Amateur golf champion Princess Superal went back on the lynx just days after winning the US Junior Girls Championship.

This time she’s getting ready for the older women at the US Women’s Amateur Championship in Glen Cove, NY.

“Nag pa pressure konti, pero I’ll just play my game and do my best,” said Superal.

As the recently crowned Junior Amateur champion recalled her eight-day tournament that ended in overtime last month, she got a surprise visit during her last California practice from one of the Philippines most successful PGA golfers, Jennifer Rosales.

“Hindi ko talaga ineexpect na nanalo ako, so very, very happy ako talago nuun na nanalo ako,” said Superal.

She has been in the US for the past two months with eight other girls. Despite the expenses of golf, they’ve been able to compete in a series of tournaments spanning across the US through the privately sponsored trip, competing at a new venue and bringing home new honors each week.

“Thank you po sa Dream Golf Foundation and kay Mr. Razon Tungtulong sa national golf,” said Superal, “Kasi without them di kami nakaka punta dito and hindi kami nakaka Sali sa tournaments.”

Superal tees off against some of the world’s top amateur women in Glen Cove on Tuesday, and after the week long tournament she finally goes home.

While Princess and the rest of the girls will finally go home in August, it’s more work for them. This time, they prepare for qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games – the first time golf will be included at the games.

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