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Yuka Saso wraps up AIG Women’s Open at joint 39th

Delfin Dioquino
Yuka Saso wraps up AIG Women’s Open at joint 39th

PURSE. Yuka Saso still rakes in around P1.5 million in the AIG Women's Open.

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Yuka Saso fails to sustain her brilliant performance in the first two rounds of the AIG Women's Open, tallying two double bogeys and three bogeys in the final round

Yuka Saso fizzled out in the AIG Women’s Open as she wrapped her campaign at joint 39th place at the Carnoustie Championship Course in Scotland on Sunday, August 22 (Monday, August 23, Manila time).

The Filipina golfer fired a three-over par 75 in the fourth and final round for a total of par 288, finishing with the same score as Americans Megan Khang and Brittany Lincicome.

It was a far cry from her brilliant four-under 68 opener that saw Saso wound up just a shot behind the top spot.

The reigning US Women’s Open champion kept in pace with the leaders with a one-under par 71 in the second round but crashed out of the top 10 following a two-over par 74 in the third round.

Although she sank five birdies in the fourth round, Saso got hobbled by three bogeys and two double bogeys.

Still, Saso raked in $30,583 (around P1.5 million) in the event that offered $5.8 million (around P290 million) in total prize money.

Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist topped the tournament with a 12-under par 276, just a shot ahead of England’s Georgia Hall, Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom, and United States’ Lizette Salas, who all landed at second place.

Australia’s Minjee Lee and Denmark’s Nanna Koerstz Madsen ended up at joint fifth place with a 10-under par 278. – Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.