Bianca Pagdanganan turned in a vibrant four-under 68 and took a two-shot lead going into the last 18 holes of the women’s golf competition in the 30th Southeast Asian Games yesterday at the Luisita Golf and Country Club in Tarlac.
A member of the Asian Games gold medal winning women’s team, the 21-year-old Pagdanganan tallied a two-day total of 138, two shots clear of Thai Kan Bunnabodee who shot a 69.
Two strokes farther adrift was Pimnipa Panthong who also shot a 68 in the 54-hole tournament.
Lois Kaye Go had a second round 70 after she started the event with a 73 for 143 total, while Abby Arevalo, the third member of the Philippine Team, has 152 after a second round 73.
Pagdanganan and Go bagged the team event in the Asian Games in Indonesia last year alongside Yuka Saso.
The men’s category is still being played at press time.
Sean Jean Ramos was a shot behind four leaders after an opening round 69.