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LUBAO, Pampanga — When the going got tough, it was an amateur who got going as Taiwanese Yu Chiang Hou delivered key shots on the second playoff hole, nipping Thai pro Wanchana Poruangrong with a tap-in birdie in a fitting ending to an event that faced uncertainties due to erratic weather at the Pradera Golf and Country Club in Lubao, Pampanga Friday. Still unsure actually was the winner after the hole regulation in windy, wet and hot conditions as Hou hit a clutch birdie on No. But Hou proved better and steadier in the end, outhitting Poruangrong on their second shot on their third trip on the par-5 ninth in another day of changing fortunes then hacking out a solid wedge shot from 60 yards to within inches off the cup, the ball nearly hitting the target after Poruangrong approached to within eight feet.
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Each participating country sends one player, although in the beginning of the contest there were multiple players from the stronger Go Countries e. ChinaJapanSouth Korea ; in there were 68 participants. Some of the participants have gone on to become top Go professionals.
Hou outhit Poruangrong on their second shot on their third trip on the par-5 ninth in another day of changing fortunes then hacking out a solid wedge shot from 60 yards to within inches off the cup, the ball nearly hitting the target after Poruangrong approached to within 8 feet. She actually took home two trophies, including the amateur. She also failed to keep the crown for Thailand after veteran Yupaporn Kawinpakorn won here last December.