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Pagdanganan Shoots 275 to Win LPGA Stage I Q-School

August 27, 2019

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Bianca Pagdanganan shot a final-round 68 (4 under par) Sunday on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club to claim a three-stroke victory in Stage I of the 2019 LPGA Tour Q-School.

The former University of Arizona star is still an amateur, but could turn professional if she makes it through the three-stage qualifying process and earns a place on the 2020 LPGA Tour. Her winning 72-hole score was 275.

Hira Naveed, an All-American at Pepperdine who concluded her college career this spring  finished second at 278. She closed with a 69. Former Oklahoma star Ana Ruiz Laphond started the final round tied with Pagdanganan for the lead, but she slipped back to third with a 73, which put her at 280.

In all, 96 players advanced to Stage II of Q-School, which will be played in October at Plantation Golf & Country Club in Venice, Fla.  Stage III will be played over two weeks, beginning Oct. 23. There will be four rounds at Pinehurst No. 6, and another four rounds at Pinehurst No. 9, beginning Oct. 30.  

LPGA Tour Q-School

At Mission Hills Country Club

Dinah Shore Tournament Course

Par 72

Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Final results

(The top 95 finishers and ties advance to Stage II, which will be played in October at Plantation Golf & Country Club in Venice, Fla.)

1. Bianca Pagdanganan (A)           70-67-70-68--275

2. Hira Naveed                               70-70-69-69--278

3. Ana Ruiz Laphond                     66-71-70-73--280 

T4. Roberta Liti                              69-71-73-69--282

T4. Rebecca Lee-Bentham           71-73-67-71--282

T4. Min A  Yoon (A)                       65-72-70-75--282

What it took: 293 (8-way tie for 89th) 

Missed 54-hole cut -- 222 (10-way tie for 142nd) 

Brenna Lervick, Chanhassen          72-72-78--223

Sara Detlefsen, Eastview                 81-76-81--238

Katie Detlefsen, Minnehaha Acad.  82-78-82--242


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