Philippines’ Saso, Pagdanganan, Ardina join KPMG Women’s Pro Tour in US

Saso KPMG Women's Pro Tour in US
The three Filipina golfers vie for the title of the 3rd Major Tour of the season.

The Philippines’ champion golfers Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan, and Dottie Ardina are competing in the KPMG Women’s Professional Gold Association (PGA) Tournament in the United States.

Yuka Saso, the winner of the 2021 US Women’s Open, competes for the first time as a Major Champion and an LPGA Tour member, as part of the prize of her historic championship title.

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Saso’s fellow LPGA rookie, SEA Games and Asian Games gold medalist, Bianca Pagdanganan returns to the same tournament where she finished in the Top 10 last year.

Dottie Ardina of Cebu is the winner of Australia’s Ballarat Icons Pro-Am golf tournament in 2020.

The three Filipina athletes teed off on the first day of the 2021 KPMG tour in a battle among 156 of the world’s best female golfers for the $4.5 million prize pot at The Highlands Course of the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia, which runs from June 24 to 27.

The 27-year-old Ardina started the tournament in a 12-way tie for 10th place.

Saso, the Filipina teen champion who turned 20 on June 20, capped Day 1 of the tour in a tie for 39th place.

The 23-year-old Pagdanganan tied for 90th place after Day 1.

The three Filipina golfers continue their campaign on June 25 (early morning of June 26, Phillippine Standard Time)

WATCH Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan, and Dottie Ardina play in the KPMG Women’s Pro Tour in the United States on the LPGA site here AND SEND CHEERS for the Filipina golf players!

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