Bianca Pagdanganan barely recovered from a tough start to eventually end with a 1-over 217 and a share of 30th place in the shortened 2021 LPGA Cambria Portland Classic held at The Oregon Golf Club in West Linn, Monday morning (Manila time).
The organizers decided to suspend the tournament on Saturday due to weather forecasts and course conditions. Then on the following day eventually, they called to reduce the championships to a 54-hole one instead of the expected 76-hole one.
Pagdanganan ended with a more-than-half-a-million-peso purse — P543,224.80 to be exact ($10,832). She also rose spot higher in the Road to CME Globe standings from 129th to 128th.
On the other hand, Dottie Ardina slipped to a share of 54th place in the tournament with 6-over 222 and $4,217 (P211,514.18).
Ko Jin-young hung on to take her second title of the season after another 3-under 69 for the day, for an 11-under 205 in total. The South Korean had to fend off compatriot Lee Jeongeun and Australia’s Su Oh, who both ended up tied in second place with 7-under 209.
The two Filipino golfers will see action next Thursday along with world number 6 Yuka Saso in the 54-hole Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.