BIANCA Pagdanganan honorable to the final spherical as Yuka Saso did not have the reduce after the 2d length of the 2022 LPGA Drive On Championship on the Crown Colony Golf and Country Membership in Fortress Myers, Florida on Saturday (Philippine time).
Pagdangan shot 1-below 71 to salvage an mixture of 3-below 141 and a share of the 36th remark with nine other gamers.
Pagdanganan, who shot 2-below 70 within the first spherical, scored a bogey on the 2d hole sooner than hitting three birdies on the fourth, fifth and seventh, and incurring one more bogey on the ninth.
The 24-twelve months-frail birdied the 12th hole nonetheless negated it with a bogey on the 14th that attach her at even. She parred the next three holes sooner than closing out with a birdie on the 18th to fling 1-below and have the reduce.
Meanwhile, Saso fired 5-below 67 for an even 144 as she neglected the reduce by one stroke.
This is the first time the reigning US Females’s Initiate champ exited early since failing to have the reduce within the Daikin Orchid Girls folks leg of the Japan LPGA in March final twelve months.
Raring to leap reduction after a inferior 5-over 77 performance within the opener, Saso birdied the fourth, fifth, eighth, 13th and 16th holes.
She hit a snag on the 17th hole with a bogey nonetheless recovered with a birdie on the 18th. The 20-twelve months-frail would hang made the reduce had she eagled the final hole, although.
Maguire, Alex share lead
Ireland’s Leona Maguire fired a bogey-free seven-below-par 65 to share the lead with American Marina Alex after 2d spherical of the LPGA Drive On Championship.
Maguire, chasing her first LPGA victory, stood alongside Alex, who shoot 66, on 13-below 131 after 36 holes of the 54-hole event at Crown Colony in Fortress Myers, Florida.
Alex and Maguire owned a four-stroke edge on the third-remark trio of Individuals Stacy Lewis and Brittany Altomare and Sweden’s Linnea Johansson.
Sharing sixth on 136 hang been Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit, American Lexi Thompson and South Korean Lee6 Jeong-eun.
Maguire birdied the fourth and sixth holes and closed the entrance aspect with a birdie on the par-5 ninth.
She reeled off three birdies in a row initiating on the par-4 11th and closed with one more on the par-5 18th.
Maguire, a 27-twelve months-frail extinct world beginner no 1, shot the bottom final-spherical salvage in a most main by any man or lady with a 61 not at as soon as twelve months’s Evian Championship in France.
Alex, whose lone LPGA title came on the 2018 Portland Fundamental, started on the support nine with birdies on the 10th and par-5 12th and answered a bogey on the 15th with birdies at 16 and 18.
The 31-twelve months-frail American birdied the par-5 fifth and closed with reduction-to-reduction birdies on the eighth and par-5 ninth to match Maguire for the lead.
Lewis, who turns 37 later this month, chases her first LPGA victory since the 2020 Scottish Initiate and her first US triumph since the 2017 Portland Fundamental.
“It was truly factual,” Lewis stated. “Correct style of salvage what the route affords you. You realize you are presumably going to have a bogey or two right here and there. Correct preserve making an are attempting to have as many birdies as that you can well well presumably also.”
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