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Women’s golf: Gonzaga’s Bianca Pagdanganan one shot off lead at NCAA regional

Gonzaga freshman Bianca Pagdanganan stands one shot off the lead heading into the final round of an NCAA women’s golf regional in Bryan, Texas.

Pagdanganan, the first-round leader, shot a 3-under-par 69 on Friday for a two-day total of 8-under 136, one shot behind nationally top-ranked Bronte Law of UCLA. Georgia’s Jillian Hollis is another stroke back in third place.

Pagdanganan had two early birdies and led by three shots after the front nine. She set Gonzaga’s record for two-day total, previously held by Alice Kim (139) at the 2013 UC Irvine (California) Invitational.

Law shot a 6-under 66 to take the lead.

Idaho dropped to 15th place after the second round of an NCAA regional in Stanford, California.

The Vandals shot a 20-over 304 to drop two positions with a total of 604.

Idaho freshman Sophie Hausmann shot a 4-over 75 and is tied for 24th place at 5-over 147.

Stanford (569) leads USC by two shots heading into the final round. Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse and Alana Uriell of Arkansas are tied for the lead at 3-under 139.

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