Ardina finishes 29th in Shoprite LPGA Classic

Dottie Ardina shot a closing one-over-par 72 to finish tied at 29th place in the Shoprite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer in Galloway, New Jersey Sunday (Monday in Manila).

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Ardina struggled in the first 11 holes where she fumbled with a double bogey and two bogeys, but regained her footing by firing four birdies against another bogey.

She tallied a three-round total of 210 on earlier rounds of 67 and 71 to finish nine strokes behind eventual winner Brooke M. Henderson, who posted a 201 after a scorching final-round 64.

Ardina, who tied with 12 others, went home with $11,420 (P600,000).

Henderson copped her 11th Tour title after rallying four shots back and winning the playoff against Lindsey Weaver-Right.

Jodi Eward Shadoff came in third with 202 after a third-round 67, while Lydia Ko and Albane Valenzuela shared fourth with 203 following identical 67s.