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Ardina struggles in final day of HSBC golf qualifier

Dottie Ardina had a rough day in Singapore on Thursday. Matthew Brown/LPGA (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Dottie Ardina bowed out in the HSBC Women's World Championship Regional Qualifying Tournament after struggling in the final day of the tournament at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore.

The Filipina golfer was in striking distance from Thailand's Kanphanitan Muangkhumsakul, the running leader entering Day 2, despite going bogey-prone during the opening round on Wednesday.

However, Ardina had a slump in Day 2 on Thursday, going seven over par 79.

She finished with a nine over par 153, dropping to a share of eighth place with fellow Filipina Pauline Del Rosario and Malaysian Genevieve Ling.

Del Rosario, despite being bogey-prone as well had a slightly better performance during Day 2, going four over par 76.

Muangkhumsakul, however, faltered in the final day as well, going seven over par 79 as well and finished four over par 148, falling to fourth place.

Amanda Tan stole the show in the finale, going two under par 70 to win it all. She finished two under par 142 after going even in Day 1.

“I think I played pretty good today. I made three birdies, one bogey and [the rest] pars so I was quite happy with my game today. Overall, I’m quite happy with my game over the two days,” the Singaporean said after winning the qualifier at home. “I definitely made mistakes, but I thought I handled my mistakes better today.”

Tan's victory in the regional qualifiers earned her a spot in the main tournament from Feb. 28-March 3.

She will take on the likes of world number one Ariya Jutanugarn and defending champion Michelle Wie.

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