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
Rancho Mirage, Calif.
(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