Pagdanganan bags LPGA Tour card

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    BIANCA Pagdanganan floundered at the finish but her closing 78 still netted her a berth in next year’s LPGA Tour as she wound up tied for 38th after eight rounds of the LPGA Q-Series at Pinehurst No. 9 in North Carolina Saturday.

    Safely within the Top 45 plus ties at joint 18th heading to the final day of the grueling eliminations, Pagdanganan fell off the standings with a 38 start and found herself in danger of missing it altogether when she cracked under pressure and dropped four strokes in a three-hole stretch from No. 15 of Pinehurst No. 9.

    But the country’s spearhead in the SEA Games closed out with a gutsy par for a 78, barely gaining the coveted card with a 576 total for joint 38th with five others finishing tied for 41st at 577.