Filipina golfer wins collegiate tournament in Washington
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 09, 2015 05:25 PM
(Photo courtesy of GoZags.com)
Gonzaga freshman and Quezon City native Bianca Pagdanganan gave Filipinos a reason to be proud as she picked up her first collegiate golf tournament win, taking home the Edean Ihlanfeldt title at the Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Washington, United States last October 7.
The graduate of Assumption Antipolo high school took home top honors in just her second collegiate tournament after finishing with a total of 217, one stroke ahead of runner-up Vanessa Ha from San Francisco.
"I'm really happy with Bianca's play this week, she played Sahalee like a veteran,” said Gonzaga coach Brad Rickel, in an interview from GoZags.com. "She listened to advice on how to play a championship course and fought hard today in the rain. It's great to have a winner in this prestigious event." He added.
Born to Carmina and Samuel Pagdanganan, the sports management major has dreams of playing golf professionally. Before attending Gonzaga, Bianca won the 2014 Philippine Junior Amateur Open, and also took home top honors in the amateur division of the 2013 Philippine Ladies Open.
Also competing in the same tournament in Washington was fellow Filipina and Gonzaga sophomore Dania Uy, an Antipolo native and graduate of St. Paul College, Pasig.
Dania was tied for 64th, finishing with a tally of 246 (+30).