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Saso flies to Tokyo, skips LPGA major

Reigning US Women’s Open champion Yuka Saso has skipped the next LPGA major, the Evian Championship in France, to focus on her bid for gold in the Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJul 19th, 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

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

Saso shares 5th place; Pagdanganan 50th

Yuka Saso finished joint fifth while fellow Tokyo Olympics-bound Bianca Pagdanganan wound up tied for 50th in the rain-shortened Marathon LPGA Classic yesterday in Sylvania, Ohio......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2021

‘Major, major’ await Pinay champ

After earning spots on the LPGA Tour’s top events, including the majors, through invites and sponsor’s exemptions, Yuka Saso now braces for a grueling campaign in big-time championships as a regular fixture following her major breakthrough in the US Women’s Open in San Francisco last Sunday. She is actually lined up for another crack at […] The post ‘Major, major’ await Pinay champ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Tavatanakit grabs 5-shot lead; Saso fades with 77

Los Angeles—Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit is poised to  make her first LPGA title a major triumph after firing a five-under par 67 Saturday for a five-shot lead at the ANA Inspiration......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 5th, 2021

Saso hogs GDO spotlight

Next to the Tokyo Olympics postponement, Yuka Saso’s back-to-back title feats in the early going of her rookie campaign in the LPGA of Japan Tour was Golf Digest Online’s second top news story in women’s golf in the pandemic-hit 2020 season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Saso hogs Golf Digest Online spotlight

Next to the Tokyo Olympics postponement, Yuka Saso’s back-to-back title feats in the early going of her rookie campaign in the LPGA of Japan Tour was Golf Digest Online’s second top news story in women’s golf in the pandemic-hit 2020 season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Ricoh Cup: Eyes on Saso, Furue

With so much at stake, expect nothing but a shootout right in today’s opening round of the JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh, a virtual match play among 37 select players whose solid performances in the past couple of years have merited them spots in the LPGA of Japan Tour’s final major championship in Miyazaki Prefecture......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

Saso clinches US Women’s Open berth

Saso the other day moved to No. 55 in the women’s world ranking despite a missed cut stint in her last tournament in the LPGA of Japan Tour with her forthcoming appearance in the year’s final major championship serving as a sort of reward for her impressive maiden campaign in the JLPGA......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Bianca follows road to Tokyo

Bianca Pagdanganan’s impressive joint ninth-place finish in her first LPGA major didn’t only give her the biggest one-week jump in women’s world golf rankings but also put her in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics conversation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Saso fights back with 70 but lays 8 adrift

Yuka Saso did what she does best, coming through with an explosive windup to shoot a 70 and safely advance to the LPGA of Japan Tour’s second major championship in Miyakawa City in Fukuoka Prefecture Friday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2020

Saso fights back with 70, lays eight adrift

In danger of missing the weekend play of the Japan Women’s Open, Yuka Saso did what she does best, coming through with an explosive windup to shoot a 70 and safely advance in the LPGA of Japan Tour’s second major championship in Miyakawa 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 stays ahead of Player of Year derby

Despite her joint 13th finish in the Japan LPGA Championship, Yuka Saso kept her top ranking in the Player of the Year race although in-form Sakura Koiwai is closing in and Saki Nagamine made a big surge following her triumph in the JLPGA Tour’s first major in Okayama last Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Saso learning the ropes – win or lose

While she grappled with her driver majority of the way, Yuka Saso said it was her tussle with her putter in the last two rounds that stymied her first crack at a major championship in the LPGA of Japan Tour......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Saso shrugs off Major blow

While she grappled with her driver majority of the way, Yuka Saso said it was her tussle with her putter in the last two rounds that stymied her first crack at a major championship in the LPGA of Japan Tour......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

Saso bombs out with 76, ends up joint 13th

Yuka Saso’s stab at a first major crown and a third LPGA of Japan Tour leg victory ended in a disappointing joint 13th finish as she reeled with a flawed start and a shaky finish for a four-over 76 in the Japan LPGA Championship ruled by Saki Nagamine in Okayama yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Saso bombs out with 76, ends up joint 13th in Japan LPGA tourney

Yuka Saso’s stab at a first major crown and a third LPGA of Japan Tour leg victory ended in a disappointing joint 13th finish as she reeled with a flawed start and a shaky finish for a four-over 76 in the Japan LPGA Championship ruled by Saki Nagamine in Okayama Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Pinay golfer stays 2 shots off new leader with 69

      Yuka Saso finally birdied the par-5 18th hole on Saturday and produced a 69 to stay on track for a first major triumph in the rich Japan LPGA Championship at the JFE Setonaikai Golf Club in Okayama. She carded nines of 35-34 for a three-day total of 207 and remained two shots […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 12th, 2020