That put the ace Filipina shotmaker
within 18 holes from scoring a breakthrough on the Japan LPGA Tour farm league where she settled after a failed bid in the final stage of the grueling qualifiers for the region's premier ladies circuit last year.
Justin Kuk, also of Singapore, took the challenger's role at 210 with a 71 but failed to match Castro's hot start of three birdies in the first eight holes in the final round, enabling the Filipino shotmaker
to coast to victory at 278.
Four birdies at the front shoved Superal from four down to 1-up over Ikeda then the diminutive but talented shotmaker
fired two more birdies at the back and gunned down an eagle on the par-5 16th to spike a blistering final round charge and reign again on the very course she won in record fashion as an amateur in 2013.
's Mile" a stretch of holes on the back nine that is especially challenging with wood and water hazards, doglegs, and risk-reward opportunities.
Hopefully, I can do it again in Bacolod,' said the 39-year-old Manila-based shotmaker
, who will be facing practically the same field he bested in Danao.
The final, in front of a packed glassback crowd, pitched the hard-hitting Ward against an experienced shotmaker
in Emma Gregson (nee Barnet and sister of men's finalist Dave).
Haddin, initially the silent partner, became more typically expansive - and he reached three figures in the grand manner with a six.
He's a shotmaker
, he is obviously fun to watch and had great support today.
If you're not, don't panic - this week I have a magic potion to put some extra fire in your belly by showing you how to become a creative shotmaker
like the flamboyant Sergio Garcia.
Burgess Bullets has purchased the old Littleton Shotmaker
line, updated and improved the design, and have now brought two models back to the marketplace.
Roger Bagley is also partially responsible for this, and after the Adio incident we should be forewarned.
Already nicknamed a "shotmaker
's course," the renovated course will expand the player's challenge to 6,950 yards, while providing features to maintain a fun game for the higher handicap player.