Bianca Pagdanganan wins the Dick McGuire Invitational

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By Nick Reeves / UA Sports

The University of Arizona women’s golf team completed the final round of play at the Dick McGuire Invitational on Tuesday. Junior Bianca Pagdanganan earned a victory in her first event as a Wildcat, finishing the tournament with a score of 208 (-8). Pagdanganan was a co-champion along with Andrea Lee of Stanford. The Cats finished in 11th place at 17-over par after shooting 305 (+17).

“It felt amazing to win my first event as a Wildcat. I’m happy with the results, but I wish I could’ve finished stronger,” said Pagdanganan. “The course was in great condition and I just felt good throughout the three rounds. I just stuck to my game plan and enjoyed the round.”

“I’m extremely excited for Bianca in her first individual win as a Wildcat,” said coach Laura Ianello. “We knew of her talent and are so excited for her to showcase it at this elite level. The sky is the limit with her ability and maturity on the golf course, she is a pleasure to coach and to be around.”

Junior Haley Moore finished in a tie for 44th place after finishing at 7-over par for the tournament. Senior Krystal Quihuis ended her tournament at 8-over par, which earned her a tie for 52nd place. Junior Gigi Stoll posted a round of 77 in her third round, finishing at 13-over for the tournament. Stoll tied for 74th place.  Freshman Cecilie Bofill tied for 85th place, after shooting 18-over for the tournament.

“For the team, all you can ask for is to put ourselves in the hunt after the first two rounds, and we did that just that being one shot off the lead. Unfortunately, the final round wasn’t what we were looking for. A lot of positives can be taken away from this event and we will be ready to go in Vail, CO for our next event.”

The Cats next play in the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Red Sky Golf Club in Vail, Colo. on Sept. 25-27.



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