Pagdanganan slips to joint 41st in Meijer LPGA Classic

Published June 19, 2022, 10:03 AM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

Bianca Pagdanganan fired a second straight even-par 72 to trail solo leader Nelly Korda by 13 strokes after three rounds in the Meijer LPGA Classic For Simply Give in Belmont, Michigan Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

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The Tokyo Olympian carded four birdies against the same number of bogeys to tally a three-round total of 211 and slip at joint 41st place.

She had a first-round 67.

Pagdanganan stumbled with a bogey in the opening hole but bounced back with a birdie on the third, only to struggle with back-to-back bogeys on the fifth and sixth.

She regained her composure with two straight birdies from the 10th hole, and then bogeyed the 12th before shooting a birdie on the 14th.

Korda, meanwhile, snatched the lead from Jennifer Kupcho after a blistering 66 aided by two eagles on the par-5 eighth and 18th.

She posted three birdies against a lone bogey on the 13th for a three-day aggregate of 198 following earlier rounds of 67 and 65.

Kupcho, for her part, trailed Korda by one stroke after shooting a 69 for 199, while Brooke Henderson was a third with 201 after a third-round 67.