Pagdanganan staggers; Saso, Ardina bounce back in Cognizant Founders Cup

Published May 14, 2022, 10:48 AM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

Bianca Pagdanganan staggered with a 1-over-par 73 while Yuka Saso and Dottie Ardina bounced back in the second round of the Cognizant Founders Cup in Clifton, New Jersey Friday (Saturday in Manila).

Yuka Saso (AFP File Photo)

Pagdanganan floundered with a double-bogey on the par-4 third hole before a rollercoaster back nine that saw her shooting four birdies against three bogeys.

With her first-round 66, the Tokyo Olympian tallied a two-round total of 139 to slip at joint 22nd place and trail solo leader Minjee Lee by nine strokes.

Saso, meanwhile, recovered from a first-round 73 by firing an eagle-aided 68 for a 142 aggregate at joint 32nd place.

The reigning US Women’s Open champion blasted an eagle 3 on the 14th and had four birdies against two bogeys on the fifth and ninth.

Ardina also made the cut with a 70, marred by a single bogey on the par-4 16th hole. She earlier fired birdies on the first, ninth and 10th for a two-round total of 142 at joint 61.