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Saso finishes in joint 6th, fails to hit Y100 million-mark in earnings

      Yuka Saso limped home with a three-over 75 and finished in joint sixth in the JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup won by Erika Hara in runaway fashion Sunday at the Miyazaki Country Club in Miyazaki Prefecture The 19-year-old Fil-Japanese kissed her comeback bid goodbye with three straight bogeys from No. 5 on […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tempo tempoNov 29th, 2020

Saso seeks to regain form in Fukuoka

Struggling a bit as of late, Yuka Saso hopes to regain top form as she takes another shot at breaching the Y100-million mark in Japan LPGA money earnings in the No Mado Ladies Open which unfurls today in Fukuoka......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Yuka Saso resumes Japan LPGA bid

Yuka Saso seeks to breach the Y100 million-mark in money earnings as she resumes her Japan LGPA campaign in the No Mado Ladies Open, a Y120-million event slated to unfurl Friday in Fukuoka......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Saso hits P30 million mark in earnings

Yuka Saso is encountering a performance dip since scoring back-to-back victories in the NEC Karuizawa and Nitori Ladies last August, her joint eighth place finish in the Descente Tokai Classic her best in the last four tournaments......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

Saso yields Player of the Year lead as Furue triumphs again

Saso yields Player of the Year lead as Furue triumphs again Dante Navarro (Philstar.com) – November 22, 2020 – 3:51pm MANILA, Philippines — Yuka Saso missed hitting Y100 million in earnings in record fashion as she succumbed to an in-form Ayaka Furue in the Daio Paper Elleair Ladies Open final, imperilling even her bid for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Yuka yields POTY lead as Furue tops Elleair tilt

Yuka Saso missed hitting Y100 million in earnings in record fashion as she succumbed to an in-form Ayaka Furue in the Daio Paper Elleair Ladies Open final, imperilling even her bid for the Player of the Year honors that had once appeared to be hers with two tournaments left in the LPGA of Japan Tour......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Saso yields Player of the Year lead as Furue triumphs again

Yuka Saso missed hitting Y100 million in earnings in record fashion as she succumbed to an in-form Ayaka Furue in the Daio Paper Elleair Ladies Open final, imperilling even her bid for the Player of the Year honors that had once appeared to be hers with two tournaments left in the LPGA of Japan Tour......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Saso eyes Y100 million in earnings, third crown

Finally getting untracked, Yuka Saso looms large again in the Itoen Ladies golf tournament beginning tomorrow in Chiba, aiming not only to better her runner-up finish the last time out but also hit a milestone Y100 million in earnings in a prolific rookie campaign in the LPGA of Japan Tour......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

Saso seeks to check skid, hits P30M mark in earnings

Yuka Saso is encountering a performance dip since scoring back-to-back victories in the NEC Karuizawa and Nitori Ladies last August, her joint eighth place finish in the Descente Tokai Classic her best in the last four tournaments......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

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

Que finishes joint fourth

He pocketed Y1.727 million (P760,125) The post Que finishes joint fourth appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2021

Saso banks P2.6 million for joint 6th

Yuka Saso sealed her best achievement in the LPGA so far – a joint sixth-place finish – after firing a closing two-under 70 in the Lotte Championship Saturday at Kapolei Golf Club in Oahu, Hawaii......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021

Saso banks P48.5 million in rookie year

Talk about being merry in this pandemic-hit Christmas season and Yuka Saso and her family couldn’t be any less happier after wrapping up her maiden pro campaign with a whopping P48,499,560 in earnings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 15th, 2020

Saso keeps record bid alive with 69

After back-to-back 70s, Saso leveled up by a stroke, her day’s best 69 shoving her to solo fourth from joint 10th at 209, just three strokes behind Erika Hara after the pivotal third round of the Y120 million championship at the Miyazaki Country Club......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

Saso, Furue in showdown

Yuka Saso clipped Yuna Nishimura with a late barrage of birdies for a 67 but Ayaka Furue sneaked from behind with a solid seven-under 64 that virtually reduced the fight for the Daio Paper Elleair Ladies Open crown to two after the pivotal third round of the Y100 million event in Ehime Prefecture in Japan yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Saso winds up joint 10th, pockets P.9 million

Yuka Saso heated up late and ran out of holes in her comeback bid, settling for joint 10th with a closing two-under 70 in the Fujitsu Ladies 2020 topped by former Korean No. 1 Jiyai Shin in Chiba Prefecture, Japan yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Saso banks P16.5M on 2nd JLPGA championship

The two-shot victory, worth a whopping P16.5 million (Y36M), also hiked Saso’s earnings to P27 million in just three months in her rookie season in the region’s premier ladies circuit, undisputedly making her the fastest to ever collect such winnings among young Filipino athletes of any generation......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

AP Was There: Seles tops Graf in riveting French Open final

By The Associated Press EDITOR’S NOTE -- Every French Open features matches that are memorable for one reason or another. There are upsets. Comebacks. Dramatic moments. Historic accomplishments. The AP is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the postponed Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be played. One match memorable for the drama and competition between two all-time greats was the 1992 final at Roland Garros between Steffi Graf and Monica Seles. Less than a year later, Seles was stabbed by a spectator at a match in Germany. The following story was sent June 6, 1992. ___ By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — This was a match no one deserved to lose. Monica Seles and Steffi Graf dueled for two hours and 43 minutes Saturday, matching each other shot for shot, fighting for the lead game after game. Finally, after an epic third set lasting 18 games and 91 minutes, Seles emerged with a 6-2, 3-6, 10-8 victory for her third straight French Open title. “It’s the most emotional match I’ve ever played,” said Seles, who is now halfway to winning the Grand Slam. “This one’s always going to stay in my memory.” “It really couldn’t have been a better final,” she said. “It shows women’s tennis is getting more and more exciting. It’s just too bad for whoever lost. Both deserved to win.” Even in defeat, Graf agreed it was a memorable match. “If you play 10-8 in the final set, it definitely is special,” she said. “Those are very special matches, even if you lose.” Seles became the first woman to capture three consecutive French Opens since Germany’s Hilde Sterling accomplished the feat from 1935 to 1937. Seles, strengthening her hold on the No. 1 ranking, has now won six Grand Slams in her career, including the last five in which she has appeared. She missed Wimbledon last year, but will be competing there in two weeks to try to win the third leg of the Grand Slam. Saturday’s third set provided some of the greatest drama in tennis — men’s or women’s — in recent years. “I’ve never played a set like that in my life,” Seles said. There were furious rallies, fantastic gets, lunging winners, frequent shifts in momentum. Despite fatigue, both players were so pumped up they showed their emotions after nearly every point. Graf would yell “Yes!” clench her fist and slap her hip after a winner. When Seles lost a point, she would shriek “Noooo,” close her eyes and grimace in agony. The lead swung back and forth. Seles was up 5-3. Graf saved four match points in the next game and moved ahead 6-5 and 7-6. Seles broke and went up 8-7. Graf broke back for 8-8. Seles broke again and then finally held serve to close out the match. “I never thought it would last so long,” she said. “I was getting getting a little bit tired. But I could have stayed out there if I had to.” The 18 games in the final set was the most in a women’s final here since 1956, when Althea Gibson beat Angela Mortimer 6-0, 12-10. The 35 total games was one short of the record for a French final since the Open era began in 1968. The 36-game mark was set in 1973 when Margaret Court beat Chris Evert 6-7, 7-6, 6-4. Graf paid tribute to Seles’ refusal to give up. “You have seen it in other matches,” she said. “She is definitely a tough one. Even if it’s close, if she’s tired, she is always going for it. That is definitely a big, big quality.” Graf found no satisfaction in her own gutsy performance. “I mean it’s great the way I came back, the way I fought every time,” she said. “I think it was a very good effort, especially being down 5-3 in the third set. But I’m disappointed the way I played when I was leading.” “Every time I gave her those games,” she said. “I didn’t play those points good enough. I didn’t really try like the games before to run everything down and to go for every shot. But it’s difficult if you have to do that all the time.” The crowd was overwhelmingly in Graf’s favor, repeatedly breaking into rhythmic clapping and chants of “Steffi! Steffi!” “I really can’t say that I have had that support ever before,” Graf said. “It was just amazing.” Seles controlled the first set, winning 12 out the first 14 points. Graf started to raise the level of her play at the end of the first set, even breaking Seles at love in one game. The German seemed to get a psychological boost early in the second set when she saved a break point to prevent Seles from taking a 2-0 lead. Graf gained the edge when she broke for 4-3. She saved three break points to hold for 5-3, then broke Seles at love to win the set. Seles didn’t even bother to chase Graf’s forehand winner on set point. Seles was up a service break at 3-1, 4-2 and 5-3 in the final set. Then came the four match points on Graf’s serve. She erased the first with a deep forehand, the second with a forehand putaway, the third with a forehand into the corner, and the fourth with a skidding slice backhand approach shot. “I said to myself, ‘Just go for it,’” Graf said. “On those points I really didn’t give her a lot of chances. I was trying to be the one who is aggressive.” “Steffi played some great shots under pressure and I played too safe,” Seles said. Seles served for the match in the next game, but Graf kept dictating the points with her big forehand and broke at 15 to even the set at 5-5. The two continued on serve until Seles broke for an 8-7 lead as Graf missed on a short forehand. But Graf broke right back, hitting a perfect backhand drop shot on one point. In the next game, Seles crushed a short crosscourt backhand after a long rally to break for a 9-8 lead. Serving for the match for the third time, Seles went up 40-15. On match point No. 5, Graf responded by ripping a clean forehand winner. But on the sixth, she pounded a forehand into the net. “It was totally up and down,” Seles said. “One or two points really decided it.” Seles won $372,896, putting her over the $5 million mark in career earnings. Graf won $186,457......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 7th, 2020

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 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