Golf: Bianca Pagdanganan recalls clutch shot, as Arizona wins US NCAA title


Posted at May 24 2018 07:26 PM

Bianca Pagdanganan. File/Courtesy of

University of Arizona downed University of Alabama 3-2 to take home the title in the NCAA Women's Golf Championships on Wednesday.

Bianca Pagdanganan, a Filipina member of the Wildcats team who hails from Quezon City, lost match No. 3, but teammates Sandra Nordaas and Haley Moore won the next 2 to give the Tucson school its third title overall in the competition.

While Pagdanganan fell short in the final, she was a key contributor in Arizona's road to get there.

Her eagle on the final hole of stroke play on Monday breathed life into Arizona, eventually beating Baylor and booking a spot in match play.

Pagdanganan, who graduated high school at Assumption Antipolo and winner of the 2014 Philippine Junior Amateur Open, described her shot on Monday as "amazing."

"Who knew that that putt could go a long way," Pagdanganan said in an article posted on the Wildcats website after the championship.

"It was amazing. Going into this hole [18] I had no idea where we were at. My mindset was get it close to the hole. And it fell in. I'm glad that it happened. But ever since that putt, it helped pumped my teammates up and I think that is what helped get us here."

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