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Korda shares Women s British Open lead with Sagstrom, Kim; Saso one behind

Nelly Korda lived up to her tag of world number one by taking a share of the first-round lead in the Women's British Open alongside South Korea's Kim Sei-young and Swede Madelene Sagstrom at Carnoustie on Thursday......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardAug 20th, 2021

Olympic champion Korda shares lead, Saso in joint-4th in British Open

Firing off three birdies and an eagle against one bogey in the 72-par course, Saso finished with a 68 to open her bid for a second LPGA major title......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

LPGA returns with Kang posting 66 at Inverness for the lead

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Danielle Kang went more than six months without competing and looked as though she had never been away, playing bogey-free at Inverness Club for a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead in the LPGA Drive On Championship. The LPGA Tour’s much-awaited return from the COVID-19 pandemic brought an immediate sense of its new world. Kang had no idea where she stood after a closing birde. “There aren’t any leaderboards on the golf course,” Kang said. Inverness, where Paul Azinger beat Greg Norman in a playoff at the 1993 PGA Championship, is hosting the Solheim Cup next year and offered to stage the first event back for the LPGA Tour since the Women’s Australian Open on Feb. 16. The LPGA Tour remains in northeast Ohio next week before heading to Scotland. Jodi Ewart Shadoff of England also played bogey-free for a 67. Celine Boutier of France and Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa also were at 5 under until both made bogey on the closing hole. They settled for a 68. The foremost global tour in golf attracted 130 players from some 30 countries, though it was missing the leading stars from powerhouse South Korea. Jin Young Ko, the No. 1 player in the world, and Sung Hyun Park have stayed home and are playing on the Korean LPGA. Neither is expected to travel to Scotland for the Women’s British Open in three weeks. The lone Korean among the top 10 -- a rarity given the country’s strength in women’s golf -- was Hee Young Park at 70. Kang, a former Women’s PGA champion, paid particular attention to the speed of the greens at Inverness, making six birdies and a number of key par putts to keep her round going. “Even if you hit a good shot, it’s not an easy putt,” Kang said. “I almost three-putted from 9 feet. Definitely had a really good attitude, and it was really fun to be back.” The LPGA Tour is not allowing spectators, though that wasn’t a problem for Kang. She was more concerned about her etiquette with two other players, different from a more casual attitude at home. Kang played only twice at the start of the year in the Florida events, including a third-place finish Jan. 23 at the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio. The field attracted four of the top 10 from the world ranking, and Kang (No. 4) Minjee Lee of Australia (No. 8) were the only ones to break par. Lee shot 69. Nelly Korda, the highest-ranked player at No. 2 in the world, opened with two birdies in three holes and closed with another birdie. It was the part in between that cost her, and she had a 76. Lexi Thompson, who has slipped to No. 9, opened with a 73. For most of them, it was simply good to be back. Lydia Ko made a long birdie to close out her round of 69, joining Lee and Amy Olson. “I saw some of the girls and I was like, ‘Man, it’s nice to not see you through a virtual app or on social media,’” Ko said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

Saso remains in Top 5 at halfway mark of British Open

Fil-Japanese golfer Yuka Saso remains firmly in contention for her second LPGA major title at the Women's British Open after two rounds of competition......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Eyes on Saso, young guns at Women& rsquo;s British Open

Carnoustie, United Kingdom—A women’s major golf season dominated by youngsters and newcomers culminates with the Women’s British Open at Carnoustie starting on Thursday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

3-way logjam for Scottish Open lead; Saso tied for 15th

LONDON—Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn saw her three-shot overnight advantage evaporate in the third round of the Women’s Scottish Open on Saturday as England’s Charley Hull and Ryann O’Toole of the United States joined her at the top of the leaderboard......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Yuka, Bianca go for strong finish

Yuka Saso collected five birdies after a bogey start in a second straight under-par card to move up to joint 20th even as Nelly Korda stayed in control with a three-shot lead going to the final round of the Olympic women’s golf at the Kasumigaseki Country Club east course yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Saso loses lead, trails Thompson by a stroke

SAN FRANCISCO—The Philippines’ Yuka Saso scrambled to an even par 71 for 207—leading by as many as two but dropping out of a share of the lead with her fourth bogey of the day at 18 in the US Women’s Open Saturday (Sunday in Manila)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

Lexi Roars but Yuka still in hunt

Fil-Japanese ace Yuka Saso relinquished the lead to red-hot American Lexi Thompson but remained in prime position to strike gold in the 76th US Women’s Open in San Francisco, California......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

PH teen Saso leads US Women s Open

San Francisco---Philippine teenager Yuka Saso fired six birdies in a four-under-par 67 on Friday (Saturday in Manila) to seize a one-shot lead over former champion Lee Jeong-eun at the halfway stage of the US Women’s Open......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

Saso loses lead, trails Thompson by a shot

The Philippines' Yuka Saso scrambled to an even-par 71 for 207—eading by as many as two but dropping out of a share of the lead with her fourth bogey of the day at 18 in the US Women's Open Saturday (Sunday in Manila)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

Yuka Saso takes solo lead in US Women s Open with 67

After finishing two strokes back against erstwhile leaders Megha Ganne and Mel Reid in the opening round, Saso shot a 4 under in the round to zoom to the top of the standings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2021

Saso drops to 27th spot after a two-over 74

Yuka Saso carded a two-over par 74 in challenging, wet conditions in Saturday’s third round as she slipped to joint 27th in the AIG Women’s Open in Carnoustie, Scotland......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Saso wobbles with 74 in British Open 3rd round, falls to joint-27th

After hanging on to the Top 5 in the first two rounds, Saso wobbled with a 2-over par performance in the tournament's "moving day"......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Saso fires 68 in AIG Open solid start

Filipina ace Yuka Saso opened with an eagle-spiked four-under-par 68 to stand just one shot off the pace in the opening round of the $5.8-million AIG Women’s Open Thursday in Carnoustie, Scotland......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Saso launches AIG bid

Yuka Saso kicks off her quest for a second major championship today in the $4.5-million AIG Women’s Open at the Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Saso finishes 15th in Scotland, nets P1.07 milion

Filipina ace Yuka Saso closed out with a four-under par 68 to place joint 15th in the Women’s Scottish Open Sunday at the Dumbarnie Links in Fife, Scotland......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

Saso ends up joint-15th in Women s Scottish Open

Through the four-day, 72-hole course, Saso logged 7-under par — a good 10 strokes behind eventual winner Ryann O'Toole of the US......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

Yuka skids to joint 15th, trails by six

Reigning US Women’s Open champion Yuka Saso fell to joint 15th after struggling with a two-over par 74 in the third round of the Women’s Scottish Open in Fife, Scotland Saturday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Saso slows down, slips to 5th spot

Filipina ace Yuka Saso slowed down with an even 72 in the second round to slide to joint fifth, four shots off new leader Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand Friday in the Women’s Scottish Open in Fife, Scotland......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Saso struggles on Scottish Open moving day , slides out of Top 10

Yuka Saso has dropped to joint-15th in the Women's Scottish Open after the third round held in Fife, Scotland on Saturday (early Sunday, Manila time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021