Dottie Ardina climbed to a share of 32nd after firing a three-under-par 69 in the sixth round of the LPGA Tour Q-Series at the Highlands Oaks golf course in Dothan, Alabama Friday.
The 29-year-old Filipina sits on 10-under 420, well inside the Magic 45.
She had a hot start of three birdies at the back nine and mixed two birdies with two bogeys coming home to improve her standing.
Bianca Pagdanganan, on the other hand, remained seven shots outside the projected cut after a one-over-par 73.
After a birdie on 15, she double bogeyed 16 and bogeyed 18. Going home, she birdied 1 and 7 against a bogey on 6.
She stands on 1-under 429 and now needs two big rounds to regain her card.
Meanwhile, Isi Gabsa of Germany reached the clubhouse on 23-under 407 following a bristling 64.
Over in Singapore, Princess Superal shot even-par 71 to make the cut on the number in the Singapore Women’s Open at the Tanah Merah Country Club in Singapore.
Superal birdied four of the last five holes to advance.
Korean Ji Young Park seized the solo lead on 11-under after a 67.
Pauline del Rosario, the only other Filipina in the field, missed the cut.
In Saudi Arabia, Lloyd Jefferson Go fired two birdies coming home to salvage a two-under-par 70 and stay inside the Top 10 after two rounds in the $200,000 PIF Saudi Open at the Riyadh Golf Club in Riyadh.
The 27-year-old pride of Cebu slipped to joint ninth on 7-under 137, four shots behind Naraajie Ramadhanputra who carded a 66.
He reached the turn on even par after a birdie on 5 against a bogey on 9 before picking up birdies on 13 and 15.
Go, currently fifth in the Order of Merit, is in a good position to earn an Asian Tour card for next season.