Agojo holds off challenge from Peng to claim HK amateur title

PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 September, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 23 September, 2011, 12:00am


Jayvie Agojo of the Philippines claimed her first Helene et Henri Hong Kong Ladies Open Amateur Championship at Fanling yesterday. Agojo, who qualified for this year's US Women's Amateur Open, fired a one-under-par round of 71 over the Old Course for a three-day total of 215 and a three-shot win. Taiwan's Peng Chieh (218) earned her second runner-up finish at the event in as many years, with another Filipina, Lovelyn Guioguio, finishing third, a further three shots adrift. Pre-tournament favourite Dottie Ardina, also of the Philippines, had a day to forget, however. Starting the round just one behind Agojo, Ardina slumped to a disappointing 77 to place fourth. Hong Kong's Tiffany Chan and Kitty Tam tied for fifth spot on a total of 223.