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Saso two strokes off lead in JLPGA Nitori tourney

Filipino-Japanese Yuka Saso had a dominating start only to fizzle out in the end as local bet Oshiro Satsuki finished on top of the Japan LPGA Nitori Ladies golf tournament opener in Hokkaido on Thursday. Satsuki carded a seven-under 65 at the Otaru Country Club, dislodging early leader Saso, who fell behind by two strokes at second spot after the first round. The Japanese had six birdies including a back-to-back to close out the round.   Saso, who two weeks ago captured the NEC Kuruizawa title, came off smoking as she took an early one stroke lead over Sakura Koiwai, who wrapped up the first day of the 72-hole tourney tied at third with three others, before Satsuki made her move to spoil the Filipinas' day. Koiwai together with Mayu Hamada, Rumi Yoshiba and Shina Kanazawa finished with 68.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnAug 27th, 2020

Saso takes one stroke lead in Japan LPGA

Filipino-Japanese Yuka Saso finished with a 69 to take the lead in the second round of the Japan LPGA Nitori Ladies golf tournament in Hokkaido. From two strokes off the lead in the opener, Saso recovered lost ground on Friday despite a slowdown that saw her hitting just three birdies following a five-under 67 in the first round.     Saso, who two weeks ago captured the NEC Kuruizawa title, admitted to having a hard time getting her game going on a late start at the Otaru Country Club as she listed an 8-under 136 with two more rounds to go. Japanese Hikaru Yoshimoto moved to second spot with a 68, just a stroke behind Saso. Opening day leader Oshiro Satsuki stumbled on her run, carding a disappointing 76 to slide down to joint 10th with 141 along with three others. Seira Oki took solo third, shooting a 69 for 138. A group of six went three strokes behind Saso led by Hinano Muguruma and Sae Ogura, who both had three-under cards. Also assembling 139s were local bets Sakura Koiwai, Mayu Hamada and Shina Kanazawa and Taiwanese Tsai Pei-Ying......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 28th, 2020

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 targets Y100M in earnings, 3rd crown in Itoen tilt

Coming off a strong finish behind winner Shin Jie of Korea in last week’s Toto Classic where she closed out with a solid 63 at the Taiheiyo Club Minori course in Ibaraki, Saso has snapped out of a long slump after scoring back-to-back victories in NEC Karuizawa and NItori Ladies last August, causing her to yield the Player of the Year lead to local bet Sakura Koiwai......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

Saso fades with 73; Hara storms ahead

The young Fil-Japanese, who got back into the thick of things with a birdie-eagle feat for a 70 Friday, birdied the opening par-5 No. 1, sparking hopes for the NEC Karuizawa and NItori Ladies winner’s big third round charge in the Japan Women’s Open after finishing tied for 13th in the JLPGA Championship Minolta Cup in Okayama last month......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2020

Yuka climbs world ranking

Yuka Saso has crashed the world’s Top 100 ranking following her second consecutive victory in the Japan Ladies Professional Golf Association (JLPGA) Tour over the weekend in Hokkaido, Japan. The 19-year-old Filipino-Japanese, who won the 2020 Nitori Ladies golf tournament, jumped 37 notches to No. 76 in the latest list released on 31 August. Saso […] The post Yuka climbs world ranking appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

Rookie Pinay golfer pockets P16.5 million after winning 2nd title

      This Fil-Japanese rookie is amazing. Yuka Saso proved her title win two weeks ago was no fluke as she ruled the Japan LPGA Nitori Ladies golf tournament title by two strokes Sunday at the Otaru Country Golf Club in Hokkaido, Japan. Displaying nerves of steel and brute strength off the tee, Saso […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

Saso keeps lead, inches closer to second Japan LPGA crown

Yuka Saso kept her tight grip of the lead with a 68 in the penultimate round of the Japan LPGA Nitori Ladies golf tournament. A hot streak in the front nine Saturday gave the Filipino-Japanese enough cushion to protect her lead after a cold outing at the turn in Day 3 of competition at the Otaru Country Club in Hokkaido. The rookie hauled in a 4-under card after a 67 and a 69 in the first two rounds with just 18 more holes to go. Saso, who is looking for her second win after capturing the NEC Kuruizawa title two weeks ago and is now staring at a roughly P16.5 million purse, assembled a 12-under 204 for a one stroke lead over closest pursuer Japanese Sakura Koiwai. The 19-year old Saso scrambled in the last nine holes as Kowai made her move to finish with a 66 for an 11-under 205 to turn the final round into an exciting two-player duel. Hinano Muguruma and Hikaru Yoshimoto were tied at third, hitting a 69 and a 71, respectively, for 8-under 208 cards. Mayu Hamada tallied a 54-hole score of 209 while Chie Aimura had 210......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

Saso wins breakthrough title in Japan LPGA

Filipina golfer Yuka Saso shot her way to a remarkable 9-under 63 on the final day of the Japan LPGA to capture the NEC Karuizawa title on Sunday. The 2018 Asian Games gold medalist had a great round to keep her closest pursuers at bay at the Karuizawa Golf North Course, Nagano Prefecture, for the rookie’s first title. Saso wrapped up the tourney with a 16-under 200 for a four-shot lead in the three-round competition ahead of Mai Wakabayashi and Fujita Saito, who both finished with 204 tied at second. The Filipino-Japanese golfer bagged a hefty 14.4 million yen (P6.58-million) champion’s purse in her second event on the Japan circuit. Saso opened the tournament with a 65 before faltering in the second round with a 72. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 16th, 2020

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

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

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

World No. 1 Korda rules Olympic golf; Saso ends up joint-9th

The 23-year-old took the top spot in a tight competition that was also affected by the weather with home bet Mone Inami and New Zealand's Lydia Ko, with only a one-shot lead after the four rounds......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 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

Nerves of steel

For a teenager, Fil-Japanese parbuster Yuka Saso displayed unbelievable nerves of steel to capture the US Women’s Open championship in sudden-death fashion over Japan’s Nasa Hataoka, a winner of three LPGA and six JLPGA titles, at the Olympic Club in San Francisco last Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 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

Yuka Saso slips to second in US Open with even-par third round

Saso, who held a halfway lead heading into the third round, relinquished the top spot to American Lexi Thompson who sizzled with a 7-under par to zoom to the top of the standings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  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