Pagdanganan builds up for US Womenâs Open
Bianca Pagdanganan
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Pagdanganan builds up for US Women’s Open

Dante Navarro (The Philippine Star) - December 4, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Bianca Pagdanganan hopes to plug the hole in her game arsenal and reach top form in time for next week’s US Women’s Open as she sets out for the Volunteers of America Classic beginning Thursday at the Old American Golf Club in The Colony, Texas.

The 23-year-old Filipina rookie had looked forward to dishing out a strong finish in the Pelican Women’s Championship two weeks ago after churning out a career-best third place effort in the LPGA Drive On tilt the previous week as she primes up for her US Open debut. But she wound up tied for 34th instead on a couple of 69s, a 73 and a 72, missing 14 fairways and 26 greens in four days.

The LPGA Tour driving leader had worked on those parts of her game during the break, hopeful of putting them all together when she launches her drive on No. 1 at 8:15 a.m. with Chinese Yu Liu and Amy Olson of the US.

The 2019 SEA Games double gold medalist is hard-pressed to extend her consecutive cuts made to eight since the field also features the world’s leading players all priming up for the US Women’s Open unfolding Dec. 10 at the Champions Club in Houston.

Meanwhile, LPGA of Japan Tour-based Yuka Saso is set to leave for the US this weekend, thrilled over the chance of finally slugging it out with the cream of the world crop in the US Open.

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