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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: philstar philstarAug 20th, 2021

Saso fires 65, ties for lead in Japan tilt

        Rookie Yuka Saso rediscovered her deadly form, firing a six-under 65 to forge a three-way tie for the lead at the start of the Daio Paper Elleair Ladies Open in Ehime Prefecture Thursday. The 19-year-old Filipino-Japanese hinted of good things to come when she tamed the backside of the par-71 Elleair […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Key UN climate science talks open amid floods, fires

Nearly 200 nations start online negotiations Monday to validate a UN science report that will anchor autumn summits charged with preventing climate catastrophe on a planetary scale. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

UN climate talks open amid floods, fires

Paris---Nearly 200 nations start online negotiations Monday to validate a UN science report that will anchor autumn summits charged with preventing climate catastrophe on a planetary scale. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Ardina fires 70 in strong start in KPMG event

Filipina ace Dottie Ardina carried the fight as world No. 9 Yuka Saso and Bianca Pagdanganan struggled at the start of the $4.5 million KPMG Women’s PGA Championship yesterday in Johns Creek, Georgia......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 25th, 2021

EDITORIAL - A breath of fresh air

After an unending stream of bad news since the start of the COVID pandemic, the victory of Yuka Saso in the US Women’s Open provides a much needed breath of fresh air in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Philippine’s Saso wins US Women’s Open

Fil-Japanese Yuka Saso recovered from a disastrous start to beat Japanese Nasa Hataoka with a birdie in the third playoff hole and emerge as the youngest US Open women’s champion in a dramatic showdown Sunday (Monday in Manila)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Saso off to good start, trails just by two

Fil-Japanese star Yuka Saso finished strong after two early bogeys to submit a two-under 69 and stand just two strokes off the pace at the start of the 76th US Women’s Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco Thursday (yesterday in Manila)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021

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 fires 67, but slips to second in Japan tilt

      By REY C. LACHICA       Two-leg winner Yuka Saso sizzled with a four-under 67 but it was not enough to hold off the charging Ayaka Furue and dropped to second going into the final 18 holes of the Daio Paper Elleair Ladies Open in Ehime Prefecture yesterday. After a slow […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

Saso staggers with 73, trails leader by nine

Yuka Saso flourished with her long game but foundered on The Classic Golf Club’s unreceptive greens, hobbling with a one-over 73 to fall nine strokes off a hot-starting Na-Ri Lee at the start of the Japan Women’s Open in Miyawaka City in Fukuoka Prefecture yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2020

Saso opens bid in second JLPGA major

Explosive would best describe the featured threesome of Yuka Saso, Sakura Koiwai and Ayaka Furue in today’s start of the LPGA of Japan Tour second major championship – the Japan Women’s Open at The Classic Golf Club in Fukuoka Prefecture......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 1st, 2020

Fiery start up in Japan Women’s Open

Explosive would best describe the featured threesome of Yuka Saso, Sakura Koiwai and Ayaka Furue in Thursday’s start of the LPGA of Japan Tour second major championship — the Japan Women’s Open at The Classic Golf Club in Fukuoka Prefecture......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2020

Saso fires 68, trails by two

A shaky start and an even shakier finish ruined what could’ve been an explosive opener for Yuka Saso, who settled for a four-under 68 and trailed Min-Young Lee and Serena Aoki by two after 18 holes of the rich JLPGA Championship Minolta Cup at the JFE Setonakai Golf Club in Okayama yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

Ardina makes cut with 73

A fine start and a gutsy windup saved what could’ve been another disastrous stint for Dottie Ardina, who banked on her solid putting to salvage a 73 and barely make the cut in the British Women’s Open in Scotland Friday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

Morikawa builds big lead at Muirfield Village before storms

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Among the lessons Collin Morikawa took away from missing his first cut as a pro was that his reliable cut shot had left him. He found at it Muirfield Village, and suddenly looks as though he'll be tough to catch at the Workday Charity Open. Morikawa ran off four straight birdies after making the turn Friday, finished with another birdie and shot 6-under 66 to build a four-shot lead over Sam Burns (66) in the storm-delayed tournament. His 13-under 131 was one shot off the course record set by Jason Dufner in 2017 at the Memorial. The Workday Charity Open, which replaces the canceled John Deere Classic for this year only, has been set up a little easier than it will be for the Memorial next year, with slightly slower greens and rough that isn't quite as high or thick. Morikawa is still playing a different brand of golf than anyone else. Through two rounds, he has 15 birdies and an eagle. His four bogeys have come from silly mistakes that are bound to happen. Ian Poulter, back at Muirfield Village for the first time since 2009 because of a reconfigured schedule brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, had a 69 and joined Chase Seiffert (69) at 7-under 137. The second round had a pair of 75-minute delays because of the rumbling thunder and lightning that seems to appear whenever the PGA Tour is at Muirfield Village. “Who knows who's going to take it deep today?” Morikawa said. “Whether I have the lead or not, I've got to go into the weekend feeling like I've got to make the same amount of birdies I have the past two days. I feel like there’s a lot of birdies out there for me especially, the way I’ve been hitting it.” Morikawa, who turned pro just over a year ago after graduating from Cal, is making his debut at the course Jack Nicklaus built, and perhaps it's no coincidence that Nicklaus was famous for hitting a cut. “I had heard from a lot of people before, this course was going to suit a left-to-right shot, anyway,” Morikawa said. “Obviously, Jack hit that, and I think it does. But I’ve been able to leave myself some really good numbers into approach shots. I’ve been keeping myself in the fairway for the most part, and that obviously helps.” Among those playing in the afternoon, Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka first had to worry about making the cut after sluggish starts. Koepka started at 2 over. Rahm was at even par. Phil Mickelson had another exciting day, minus the meltdown at the end of his round. He opened by chipping in for birdie and making a 12-foot eagle putt. With the tee moved forward on the 14th hole, the par 4 guarded by a pond right of the green, he hit driver to 10 feet and had to settle for birdie. And right before the first batch of storms arrived, Mickelson felt the wind shift and get stronger, so he took driver on the par-5 fifth and whaled away over the trees and just inside backyard fences. It settled in the rough, but it left him only 114 yards away and a pitching wedge to the green. The speed of the greens fooled him, and he repeatedly left putts short. Even so, he managed to post a reasonable number. Jordan Spieth wasn't as fortunate. He took double bogey on his 17th hole, the par-3 eighth, and was likely to miss the cut. Morikawa had made 22 cuts in a row to start his pro career, a streak that ended two weeks ago at the Travelers Championship. That was three short of the streak Tiger Woods put together when he turned pro. But the 23-year-old Californian was more interested in low scores than simply getting in four rounds and a pay check. “At the end of the day, you’re out there to win tournaments,” he said. “If you miss the cut, make it by whatever, you just want to learn from each week. And like I said, I learned a lot from those two days missing the cut than I have in a lot of events so far when I’ve been finishing whatever." This one caused him to take a closer look at what was lacking in his game, instead of being reasonably content with a solid finish. “I think sometimes when something really doesn’t go your way, like missing a cut, it just stands out a little more,” he said. Somewhere along the way, he couldn't rely on his cut shot, allowing him to aim some 6 yards left of his target and fade it toward the pin, no matter where it was located. It was after his practice round Wednesday that he figured out what was missing, and he went back to an old drill of sticking his glove under his left arm. It's a rotational drill, and it paid off. He had to wait until the storms to see if anyone could catch him, with the second round not likely to end until Saturday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 11th, 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

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:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 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