Truth be told, some of those who play golf are in the sport to pick up clients, create connections and impress friends. Probably most Filipinos feel like golf is a sport for the rich.
You’d be surprised to learn that there’s this female pro-golfer who plays the sport not within those three reasons but because she I loves the sport. What’s more is that she’s hoping more young pinays pick up the sport.
Bianca Pagdanganan, 22-year old female pro-golfer reveals that she not only competes for herself, not only to represent her country but also to stand as an inspiration to other young Filipino girls to play golf.
This amazing lady is coming off a sterling campaign in her first major championship in Women’s PGA that will be held in Pennsylvania this month.
It is not a surprise that her recent success gets noticed especially by her countrymen. According to her, the support she’s been recieving from her fellow Filpinos has been amazing. Her social media was bombarded with support and cheer for her upcoming tournament.
She explains that golf is fun and one would learn a lot from it.
Pagdanganan is a bronze medalist in women’s individual event and won a gold medal in the team event with Yuka Saso and Lois Kaye Go in the 2018 Asian Games.
She hails from Quezon city and has two siblings. She’s attended Assumption Antipolo High School in 2015. Afterward, she took a major in Sports Management in Gonzaga University in the United States for two years but then transfered and graduated in University of Arizona.
Apparently, her father was taking her along on his golf sessions which inspired her to take up the sport.
In the Philippines, she won 2014 Philippine Junior Amateur Open and got a low medalist of 2013 Philippine Amateur Open but won 2013 Philippine Ladies Open.
2013 was a busy year for her back then because she also won 2013 Philippine Amateur Championship and garnered second place in PHILEX Northern Luzon Regional Amateur Golf Championship.