Filipina golfer Bianca Pagdanganan just recorded two of her career-best finishes in the span of just a few days and it paid off — literally.
The month of October hasn’t yet hit its halfway point and Bianca Pagdanganan is already having one of the best months in her golfing career thus far.
Early last week, the Filipina golfer shot a seven-under-par 64 at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship to finish tied in third place. This was arguably her best outcome since she debuted as a professional in 2020. Her third-place result in Arkansas matched her career-best finish when she finished in third at the LGPA Drive On Championship-Reynolds Lake Oconee in her first year as a pro. Since her debut, she has also won two Asian Games medals and has proven herself to be one of the Philippines’ best talents in golf.
She referred to this finish as a “confidence booster“. A few days later, and we would already see just how much of a boost this result might have been for the 25-year-old.
Just a little over a week after matching her career-best finish of third place in Arkansas, Bianca was again reaching for a top spot in The Ascendant LPGA Championship in Texas. In the final round, the Filipina recorded six birdies and a six-under-par 65 to close. With this performance, she finished in joint second place — her new career-best finish so far.
With two of her best results coming in the span of just a little over a week, things are looking great for Bianca Pagdanganan, who will also be in the season-ending 60-player CME Group Tour Championship taking place in November.
Indeed, her hard work has been paying off, and not just in impressive results that are sure to boost her confidence and standings as an athlete in one of the most highly competitive sports — on top of this, it has also been paying off, literally.
How much did she earn from her finishes?
Golf is not a cheap sport to compete in. But the results can definitely pay off.
When Bianca Pagdanganan finished in third place in the Final round of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship to kick off October on a high, not only did she match her then career-best finish, but she also earned $112,775 in prize money. This is equivalent to about PHP 6.3 million, one of the biggest paychecks in her career so far.
But not long after, she beat this number again thanks to her new career-best result of second place.
After closing The Ascendant LPGA Championship in Texas in a tied second, she pocketed her biggest paycheck ever, amounting to $143,411. This is equivalent to around PHP 8.1 million.
At only 25 years old, these two finishes mark a huge step in Pagdanganan’s young career. Having just joined the professional scene three years ago, the future does seem bright for the Filipina, and, more than the payouts, these results are sure to give her an even bigger boost of confidence as she continues to impress on the international golf scene.
Banner image from Bianca Pagdanganan on Instagram.