Seventeen year old Princess Mary Superal was mistaken to be a real princess from some part of the Philippines by the Korean organizers of Asiad. Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) felt so apologetic for what they thought a failure on their part. The Korean Officials believed that they should have thrown a royal welcome for Princess Superal.
Chief of mission Ricardo Garcia received a sudden personal meeting concerning the matter because the Organizers have thought they have committed a serious diplomatic error for not recognizing the princess from the Philippines. Garcia Assured the Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee that they made no mistake. He also added that Princess is a golfer not a princess from any part of the Philippines.
Princess Mary Superal is among the best one hundred-fifty athletes representing the Philippines. She is one of the country’s hopes for the gold medal in Asian games. She is the first Filipina player to win a United States Golf Association championship.
Competing for golf tournament along with Superal are lady golfers Mia Legaspi and Pauline del Rosario while the male golfers are Kristoffer Arevalo, Justin Rafael Quiban, Rupert Zaragosa III and Raymart Tolentino.