Filipina golfer Bianca Pagdanganan climbs 82 spots in World Rankings

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Bianca Pagdanganan
Professional golfer Bianca Pagdanganan continues her rise in the world rankings. Photo from Bianca’s IG.

Filipina golfer Bianca Pagdanganan has climbed 82 spots in the World Ranking for Professional Women.

Pagdanganan is now at No. 151 in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings bearing 0.76 average points from 26.72 total points out of seven tournaments.

The Asian Games dual gold medalist leaped in the world rankings after her solo third finish at the Drive On Championship of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour held on October 25, 2020 (October 26, PHL time).

“Haven’t hit the ball this good in a while so I’m happy to see where my game is headed. Also really felt the support of my kababayans this week. Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat,” Pagdanganan wrote in a social media post.

The 22-year-old Pagdanganan had previously made the largest single-week leap in tour history climbing from world No. 712 to No. 234, posting a record high 478-rung jump on October 15, 2020, after playing only 6 tour events. The Filipina rookie’s record surpassed Sophia Popov of Germany’s historic rise to world No. 24 from No. 304 after winning the British Open.

Bianca Pagdanganan is aiming to become the first LPGA player to have a driving-distance average of 300 yards. According to the Golf Digest, she nearly achieved this feat in Georgia, after following the “first round with a 295-yard average in the second round, 310 yards during the third round and 293 yards in the final round, which brought her four-round average to 299.5 yards,” close to the 300-yard mark.

An LPGA report says the Philippines’ bet “could be the future of the Women’s Game.”

This year, Pagdanganan also finished 9th in the 66th KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, which was held at the Aronimink Golf Club, Pennsylvania on October 11, 2020.

The Philippines’ champion Yuka Saso, who played alongside Pagdanganan in the 2018 Asian Games, won the Japan Ladies Professional Golf Association (JLPGA) tour, becoming the first Filipina golfer to claim the title.

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