Cebuana expert golfer Junia Gabasa balanced extreme down the stretch to dismiss Rianne Malixi and win the ladies' crown in the W Express RVF Cup Amateur Golf Championship at Cangolf's North course in Laguna on Friday, February 15, 2019.
Gabasa nearly blew an agreeable five-shot lead with eight openings left, expecting to approach Malixi's standard on the last gap to leave away with a 74 and a one-stroke triumph with a 296 aggregate in ladies' play of the 24th arranging of the occasion sponsored by the MVP Sports Foundation and organized in celebration of the late NGAP president and golf benefactor Rod V. Feliciano.
Malixi trailed by five with an intruder on No. 10 yet birdied Nos. 14 and 16 and pulled inside one as Gabasa came up short Nos. 16 and 17. Be that as it may, Malixi neglected to shake off the 18-year-old Cebuana in their last opening duel, going for standard and second at 297 after a 73.
First round co-pioneer Sofia Chabon neglected to bounce back from a deplorable third cycle 79, winding up with a 76 for joint third with Sofia Legaspi, who limped with a 78, at 302 while Eagle Ace Superal, who likewise shared the lead after 18 holes, checked a 75 to tie Bernice Ilas, who stumbled with a 76, at 304.