Thai Yupaporn Kawinpakorn, who won her last two LPGT tournaments, including the ICTSI Beverly Ladies Classic last month, also struggled coming off a layoff, fumbling with three bogeys in a birdie-less 75 that tied her former three-time LPGT OOM champion Cyna Rodriguez, who bogeyed
two of the last three holes for a 36-39.
Hwang looked headed to thwarting Ikeda and Superal's bids with a solid start but missed the green and bogeyed
The former world number one rolled in a birdie at the 14th, then bogeyed
the 15th, before registering another birdie at 16.
Scotland's Stephen Gallacher had been in outright second after a birdie on the ninth took him out in 33, but the debutant bogeyed
the 10th, 11th and 12th, before pulling a shot back on 15.
However, Snedeker bogeyed
the next and let further shots go on the sixth and seventh.
After completing the back nine in 45, 11 over par, the teenager bogeyed
the first and then ran up a 12 on the par-five second hole after playing a total of four balls off the tee.
Storm responded with consecutive birdies at the fourth and fifth but then bogeyed
the seventh and ran up a double bogey at the par-three eighth.
A pair of pars were just temporary relief as Mickelson bogeyed
13, 15 and 16 and 18, sprinkling in a birdie at the 14th to lie at 11 over for the championship.
Wearing a trilby hat and green trousers which perfectly matched the colour of the Augusta members, he was still looking for his first birdie and had double-bogeyed
the fifth and bogeyed
the seventh and 10th.
13, double bogeyed
the 15th and wound up with a birdie-par-bogey finish for a 74, ending up third at 209 worth P60,000 in the event organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc.
Roles were reversed at the 18th, though, as Westwood bogeyed
while Els birdied 18 and Woods parred.