Olympics Results: Filipina golfers Pagdanganan in top 10, Saso in 47th spot after Round 1

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Filipina golfers Bianca Pagdanganan and Yuka Saso campaign for the Philippines’ first Olympic medal in the Golf event.

The Olympics Results for Team Philippines on August 4, 2021, saw Bianca Pagdanganan off to a good start in the Top 10 while Yuka Saso placed in the top 47 at the start of their campaign for medals in Tokyo, Japan.

BIANCA PAGDANGANAN (Golf)

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Bianca Pagdanganan started her bid for the Philippines’ first Olympic medal in golf, wrapping up Round 1 of the Women’s Individual Stroke Play tied for 7th place.

Pagdanganan fired off 2-under-par 69 to stay within three strokes of the leader in the first round held on August 4.

The Filipina golfer booked a trip to Japan through the second qualification quota after placing 42nd in the world rankings.

In the 2018 Asian Games, Pagdanganan won a bronze medal in the women’s event and a gold medal in the team event with Saso and Lois Kaye Go. She also bagged individual and team gold medals at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

YUKA SASO (Golf)

Yuka Saso struggled at the start of her golf event today and ended up in a tie for 47th place after Round 1.

Saso, the reigning Women’s US Women’s Open champion, delivered a 3-over-par 74.

The Philippines’ golf phenom is currently ranked 8th in the women’s world rankings, thanks to her historic triumph in the 76th edition of the United States Women’s Championships.

The Filipino-Japanese golf sensation officially booked her Tokyo Olympics berth in June, joining golfers Juvic Pagunsan and Bianca Pagdanganan after completing the KPMG Women’s Professional Gold Association (PGA) Tournament in the United States.

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