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Fil-Japanese Yuka Saso finishes at joint fourth in Arkansas event

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FILIPINO-JAPANESE GOLFER YUKA SASO — NATIONAL GOLF ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES FB PAGE

FILIPINO-Japanese golfer Yuka Saso finished tied for fourth in the Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship on Monday (Manila time).

She fired a 65 on the final round of the 54-hole tournament at the Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers to finish with a 14-under 199 total.

Ms. Saso, the reigning US Women’s Open champion, was tied with Daniella Kang of the United States.

Japan’s Nasa Hataoka bagged the title with a total of 16-under 197.

The Philippine bet, who represented the country in the Tokyo Olympic Games in August, entered the final day off a strong second round, where she fired a 6-under 65 to move into contention at joint ninth place after settling for the 44th spot in the opening round.

Ms. Saso, 20, tried to make her way to the top in the final round, scoring an eagle in the seventh and 18th hole, but it was not enough.

For her efforts, she received $104,506, or around P5.2 million. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo

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