Metro Manila News
Pagdanganan makes to Drive On Championship final round
Bianca Pagdanganan of the Philippines emerged as the top Filipina performer in the $1-million LPGA Drive On Championship, firing a one-over-par 73 in the rain-hit second round to safely make it to the final round on Sunday (Monday in Manila).
Pagdanganan had three birdies but was set back with two bogeys and a double bogey 6 mishap in the par-4 10th to wound up with 147, 8 strokes adrift from the jam-packed leaderboard occupied by Celine Boutier, Jodi Shadoff and Danielle Kang.
Boutier (FRA), Shadoff (SWE) and Kang (US) were tied with 139 each.
This was a better day for Pagdanganan, who shot a 74 in the opener on Friday.
“I’d say that I was able to put the ball in play more or like, hit more fairways, which is very important on this course and avoid the thick rough areas around,” she said.
Clariss Guce, the two-year pro based in California, will join Pagdanganan tomorrow. The daughter of horse race jockey Ramon, also turned in a 73 for 148.
Dottie Ardina, the third PH bet in the field, was cut after limping with a consecutive 78 and 156 tally.