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Saso seeks dream finish in JLPGA

Despite falling short again the last time out, Yuka Saso is steadily moving up in the world rankings, making a seven-spot jump to No. 48 in the latest Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarNov 25th, 2020

Saso moves to No. 48, seeks top finish in JLPGA major

Despite falling short again the last time out, Yuka Saso is steadily moving up in the world rankings, making a seven-spot jump to No. 48 in the latest Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Saso: Chasing a dream

She barely missed the Player of the Year title but emerged as the money leader in a pandemic-disrupted season that led to the integration of JLPGA’s 2020-21 seasons, giving the Fil-Japanese another crack at a sweep of the top two honors......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Saso gains in world ranking, JLPGA derby

Yuka Saso made a five-spot jump to No. 45 in the world rankings following her joint 13th place finish in the US Women’s Open in Houston Monday even as she bolstered her bid for a sweep of top honors in the Player of the Year derby and money race in the LPGA of Japan Tour......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 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 yields top ranking; Hara cruises

Yuka Saso came up short in her final round charge and missed another Top 10 finish in a JLPGA major, ending up joint 14th on a closing 70 in the Japan Women’s Open ruled by local ace Erika Hara in runaway fashion in Miyakawa City in Fukuoka Prefecture yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

Saso yields top ranking; Hara cruises

Yuka Saso came up short in her final round charge and missed another Top 10 finish in a JLPGA major, ending up joint 14th on a closing 70 in the Japan Women’s Open ruled by local ace Erika Hara in runaway fashion in Miyakawa City in Fukuoka Prefecture Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 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 wobbles for a 68, trails by 2 in JLPGA Minolta Cup

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 Thursday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 10th, 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

Dimaculangan seeks redemption in PHI team return

TOKYO --- Denied of a podium finish two years ago, veteran setter Rhea Dimaculangan, just like the entire Philippine national women’s volleyball team, has her eyes set on winning a medal in front of the home crowd in the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Manila next month. Reactivated for the national squad after withdrawing from the team last year, Dimaculangan is now bent on helping steer the Philippine team in the right direction to end a 14-year medal drought.    “Siguro kung kinulang man kami noon mas ibibigay pa namin ang best namin ngayon,” said Dimaculangan, who played in the previous two editions of the biennial meet, where the Philippines went home empty-handed. The former University of Sto. Tomas star skipped national team duties last year because of personal reasons. But the call to represent the country in the SEA Games is too great to resist, so when national team head coach Shaq Delos Santos - who was her mentor back in college and is the coach of her club team Petron - tried to convince her to return, Dimaculangan obliged.     “Naisip ko na rin din na duty rin ito eh sa national team. Siguro parang di rin naman masama na bumalik and nakita ko naman na parang kailangan din nila ng tulong,” she said. “Nandito lang ako para tumulong and national team yan, so why not?” Plus, playing on home soil is a rare opportunity to that can't be missed. “Sayang din ang opportunity kung palalagpasin ko ito kasi especially sa Pilipinas gagawin ang SEA Games,” she said. Inserted in the SEA Games line-up earlier this month at the entry of names deadline, Dimaculangan seamlessly fit in with the team.   “Di naman mahirap mag-adjust din kasi parang ‘yung iba naman nakasama ko na before,” said Dimaculangan. “Siguro mas kailangan ko lang i-adjust ang sarili ko sa iba-ibang sets pero di naman siya ganoon kahirap kasi tulungan lang sa team. Gina-guide rin naman nila ako. Ok naman. Di naman mahirap makisama.” Dimaculangan is the only playmaker left in the 12-day training camp here, made possible by Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. and the Philippine Sports Commission, after Jia Morado returned to Manila just five days in because of club duties, and reserve Jasmin Nabor failing to have her papers processed in time to join the team. For Dimaculangan, she’s happy to see the team improve each day. “Di ko masasabi ang percent pero sa ilang araw ko pa lang na nakakasama sila training parang mabilis siyang mag-improve,” she said. “[Sa tune-up games] nakikita namin ang struggle pero at least dun kami natututo at nakikita namin kung saan kami mahina. Kung ano ang dapat gawin at kung ano ang mga solusyon para maayos yung mga problema na yun.” And with the kind of preparation the Philippine team is going through, Dimaculangan’s dream of winning a medal isn’t far-fetched anymore. “Siguro mas prepared ngayon kasi marami rin namang liga na magkakasama. Kahit makikita mo yung shchedule na hindi lagi buo pero makikita mo naman na committed ang lahat,” she said. Feeling ko naman kaya naman [mag-podium]. Ang goal mo is maka-medal.”     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 29th, 2019

Yuka Saso eyes automatic Olympic berth

The LPGA of Japan Tour money race leader has moved to No. 21 in the official Reallocation Reserve List (for women) with the 19-year-old Fil-Japanese tipped to gain more when the JLPGA resumes its integrated 2020-21 seasons in March......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 27th, 2020

Yuka Saso s JLPGA sweep bid gets boost

The recent JLPGA announcement kept the Fil-Japanese shotmaker in the hunt for the top two honors although with a full calendar laid out, a slew of other bidders also bolstered their respective chances for the coveted twin crowns......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 24th, 2020

Yuka Saso gains in world ranking, Player of the Year race

Saso actually reached No. 48 from No. 55 a couple of weeks back but dropped two rungs last week after finishing tied for sixth in the JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup. But her gutsy stint in the tough storm-hit US Women’s Open at Cypress Creek netted her 2.47 average points for a total points of 86.45 to post her best world ranking at the close of her rookie campaign......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Saso blows bid with 75, settles for sixth

Yuka Saso blew her stab at glory with a run of misfortunes, hobbling with a three-over 75 to end up joint sixth in the JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup ruled by Erika Hara in emphatic fashion at the Miyazaki Country Club in Miyazaki Prefecture yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

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:  tempoRelated NewsNov 29th, 2020

Saso keeps bid alive with 69

Unable to launch a frontside run, Yuka Saso uncorked a backside assault of four birdies in the first six holes but another last-hole mishap spoiled what could’ve been an explosive surge from the Fil-Japanese ace in moving day of the JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup in Miyazaki Prefecture yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 29th, 2020

Saso falters in late holes

Yuka Saso succumbed to Miyazaki Country Club’s tough finishing holes, bogeying two of the last five for a second 70 to further slip off the pace in the JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup in Miyazaki Prefecture yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

Wobbly finish drops Saso 5 off gutsy Hara

Though her 140 aggregate kept her in joint 10th, Saso fell farther back by five strokes behind the unflappable Hara, who fended off a series of threats from the best and the brightest with clutch birdies and unruffled composure......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

Saso upends Furue but Hara wrests control

Yuka Saso toughened up at the back then pounced on Ayaka Furue’s late meltdown to gain in their hyped up duel with a 70 but Erika Hara took the spotlight with an eagle-spiked 67 in the opener of the JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

Saso upends Furue but Hara wrests control

Yuka Saso toughened up at the back then pounced on Ayaka Furue’s late meltdown to gain in their hyped up duel with a 70 but Erika Hara took the spotlight with an eagle-spiked 67 in the opener of the JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup in Miyazaki Prefecture yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020