Pagdanganan fires eagle-aided 74, squeezes into last qualifying leg
Bianca Pagdanganan secured her slot to the final stage of the LPGA Qualifying School the most spectacular way, firing an eagle-spiked eight-under-par 64 at the Bobcat course of the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Florida.
Pagdanganan, sitting outside the cutoff mark at 43rd before she teed off, roared to life with seven birdies and an eagle on the 13th against a lone bogey on the 16th to join the qualifying cast for next week’s final leg.
Her 279 aggregate gave her a share of eighth overall.
A minimum of the top-30 players and ties will advance to LPGA Q-Series slated on Oct. 23 to Nov. 2 at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.
They will be joined there by players from the LPGA Tour who lost their cards this season and those eligible from the Symetra Tour.
Yuka Saso recovered with a 69 for a share of 62nd at 287 but might not be good enough to get her to the final stage.
“I have no words, just told myself last night that I needed a good round,” Pagdanganan said.
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