10 things to know about Bianca Pagdanganan

If you watched recently the extended highlights of the LPGA YouTube channel about the PGA Drive On Championship at the Reynolds Lake Oconee, you saw the Ally McDonald’s triumph but also the amazing performance of Bianca Pagdanganan. This young Filipina is still a rookie on the Tour but time will tell how much she is gifted. Indeed, it’s been the second week in a row that Bianca is in contention for the win. With this “on the wheel hats” start, and before she captures all attention, here are 10 things you should know about her.

  • She was born on October 28, 1997.
  • 2020 is his first year on the LPGA. In 2018, she participated in the Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I for a 67th place.
  • She grew up watching Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa
  • She played for the University of Arizona as early as 2017 after a transfer from Gonzaga University.
  • A transfer that resulted in Arizona’s victory over Alabama in the NCAA Division 1 Women’s Golf Championship.
  • She is currently number 1 in driving distance with an average of 288.76 yards (approx. 264 meters) surpassing Annie Van Dam (281.8 yards).
  • Her father said she wanted to be the first to average 300 yards drive on the LPGA.
  • Her height is only 162 cm !
  • She finished 9th in her first major (KPMG Women’s PGA Championship).
  • She was the individual bronze medalist and the team gold medalist at the Asian Games in 2018.
Bianca Pagdanganan, the future star of the LPGA?

Being in 2020 a rookie on the LPGA, that list will grow for years to come. It is all the ill that we wish her. In the meantime, do not miss any of these exploits by following her on Instagram.

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