Asian Games: Saso, PH women’s golf team deliver 2 golds, 1 bronze
Philippine bet Yuka Saso delivered the country’s second and third gold after conquering the women’s individual golf competition in the 2018 Asian Games Sunday at Pondok Indah Golf and Country Club in Jakarta.
Saso flourished in the crucial stages, delivering on an eagle in the 18th hole to finish with a 13 under after 72 holes
The gold medal-winning eagle putt of Yuka Saso from the fringe, sealing a historic sweep in women’s golf for the Philippines. pic.twitter.com/OBaI6vygoZ
— Musong R. Castillo (@musongINQ) August 26, 2018
The 17-year-old Saso bounced back from her double bogey in the 17th hole.
China’s Liu Wenbo was the frontrunner going into the 18th hole with a 13 under mark but wavered in the final with a quadruple bogey and finished with 11 under after 72 holes.
Saso’s triumph also lifted the Philippines women’s team to the gold medal spot, pushing the country’s gold total to three.
Bianca Pagdanganan was also secured a podium finish as she bagged the bronze in the women’s individual.
The Philippine team secured the gold medal with a 22 under mark after Saso’s performance.
Weigtlifter Hidilyn Diaz won the Philippines first gold medal. The Filipinos now have 12 medals overall, 10 of which are bronzes.