Pinay golfer stars as Arizona advances to US NCAA national championship match

ABS-CBN Sports on May 23, 2018 12:44 PM
Pinay golfer stars as Arizona advances to NCAA nat'l finals
Filipina golfer Bianca Pagdanganan helped rejuvenate the Wildcats from match-play hopefuls into championship contenders. (File photo courtesy of gozags.com)

University of Arizona rolled past fifth-seeded Stanford University to continue its run at the 2018 US NCAA women's Division 1 Golf Championship at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma. 

The eighth-seeded Wildcats waxed hot from the get-go of the semifinals behind victories from Haley Moore, Gigi Stoll, and Sandra Nordaas, giving them a shot at their third national championship against Alabama.

Pinay golfer Bianca Pagdanganan rejuvenated Arizona's match-play hopes when she led the Wildcats in their upset win over the top-seeded UCLA via a thrilling comeback, after their playoff victory over Baylor.

The Quezon City native towed Arizona to the match-play semis for the first time in school history, where they took down Stanford.

Pagdanganan and the Wildcats will take on the Crimson Tide on Thursday (PHL time) to determine the 2018 NCAA champion as they look to add another title after winning it all back in 1996 and 2000.

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