Mafy Singson settles for fourth at FCG Callaway World Championship

Mafy Singson suffered the misfortune of a wet double-bogey late in her round that cost the fast-rising national team player her bid for the girls 15-18 years title at the FCG Callaway World Championship in Rancho Mirage, California. 

Singson was challenging for the crown with a two-under card through 14 holes but sent her drive to the water on the next par-4 hole then missed the green with her third shot in a costly miscue that took her out of contention. 

The SEA Games veteran managed to birdie her penultimate hole for a one-under 69 to actually share third place with a 206 total but settled for the fourth place trophy after losing in the countback.

Jiratchaya Jiratthitinun of Thailand, shot a four-under 66 for 204 to beat  One Kashima of Florida (69-205) by one. Second round leader Thitikarn Thapasit also blew her chance with a triple-bogey on the same hole where Singson made a 6, tying the Filipina and Emily Mayne of South Africa at 206 after a 71 and claimed third place. Mayne’s (69-206) finished fifth.

The other Philippine bet, Arnie Taguines, chalked up her first sub-par effort, a 69, to finish tied for 14th at 211. 

The final round was played on a shotgun start with Singson, Thapasit and Mayne teeing off on the 17th.

The other Philippine results saw Lia Gabrielle Rosca placing seventh in the girls 13-14 years, Lois Lane Go winding up 32nd in the girls 11-12, Margaux Namoco tying for 25th in the girls 9-10 and Brianna Macasaet claiming 17th spot in the girls 8 under. 

Patrick Gene Tambalque shared 33rd and Tristan Jefferson Padilla tied for 38th in the boys 13-14; Ralph Batican tied for 8th while Cat Dann shared 36th and Jose Jacobo Gomez placed 42nd in the boys 9-10.

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