Saso, Pagdanganan to play in VOA Championship

By Adrian Flores

Yuka Saso goes for another duty on the LPGA Tour as she is set to join the Ascendant LPGA Benefiting Volunteers of America Championship in The Colony, Texas starting on Thursday (Friday in Manila).

The Filipina Japanese is certainly looking to finish better than last week’s competition at the Walmart NW Championship where she finished in a tie for 32nd after being in contention in the first two days with 65 and 66 only to bomb out with a struggling 76 in the final day showdown.

Saso will have Caroline Masson and Brittany Altomaire in the 8:26 am flight.

Also participating is Bianca Pagdanganan, the power-hitting lady who is still searching for her maiden victory in the LPGA.

Pagdanganan, currently sitting at No. 114 in the CME Ranking, is paired with Sanna Nauutinen and Charlotte Thomas in the late pairing teeing off at 1:27 pm. She needs to get into at least in the top 10 to increase her chances of retaining her LPGA Tour card.

She placed 14th in the Amazing Cre Portland Classic two weeks ago for best finish so far in the 2022 season.