Saso, Ardina, Pagdanganan struggle at Lotte Championship

Yuka Saso, Dottie Ardina and Bianca Pagdanganan barely made the cut after struggling in the second round of the 2022 Lotte Championship in Oahu, Hawaii Friday.

Yuka Saso (AFP File Photo)

Saso limped home with a two-over-par 74, Ardina stumbled with a 75 and Pagdanganan shot a 77 to make the final cut after posting a two-round total of 147 for a share of 62nd place.

Saso, who had a first-round 73, blew cold at the back nine where she fumbled with four bogeys. She earlier had three birdies against a bogey on the par-4 fifth hole.

Ardina, meanwhile, birdied the par-4 No. 10 but had four bogeys including back-to-back on 17th and 18th. She had an earlier round of 72.

Pagdanganan, who scored a 70 in the first round, had a rollercoaster round of three birdies, six bogeys and a double bogey on the par-5 fifth hole.

The windy conditions proved challenging for the trio as they trail solo leader Hyo Joo Kim by 13 strokes.

Kim shot a second straight bogey-free 67 for 134.

Saso tees off with Haru Nomura and Jenny Coleman in Saturday’s third round at 7:33 a.m., while Ardina and Pagdanganan resume their bids at 7:22 a.m. and 7:11 a.m.