Saso, Pagdanganan advance; Ardina misses cut in KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Published June 25, 2022, 9:34 AM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

Yuka Saso and Bianca Pagdanganan advanced to the third round while Dottie Ardina missed the cut in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Bethesda, Maryland Friday (Saturday in Manila).

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Saso carded an eagle aided two-under-par 70 to trail leader In Gee Chun by nine strokes while Pagdanganan shot a 73 for a share of 54th place.

The Fil-Japanese Saso tamed the course at the back nine where she eagled the par-5 11th hole while shooting three birdies against two bogeys.

Her other bogey came at the par-5 ninth hole.

She tallied a two-round total of 142 after a first-round 72 for a share of 14th place.

Pagdanganan, meanwhile, fired two birdies against a bogey and a double bogey to tally 147 after two rounds.

Ardina, for her part, limped home with a 74 for 150 to miss the cut by three strokes.

She struggled with four bogeys against birdies on the eighth and 14th.