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Hot Yuka trails by two

/ 04:10 AM August 28, 2020

Yuka Saso had an eagle-spiked five-under-par 67 on Thursday to be two shots behind local bet Sasuki Oshihiro after the first round of the $1.9 million Nitori Ladies championship at Otaru Golf Club in Hokkaido in Japan.

Saso eagled the par-5 13th hole and had four more birdies against a bogey for a 35-32 card even as Oshihiro had eight birdies in a 65 for the early lead.

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Four players carved out 68s to be three behind.

Saso, the 19-year-old reigning Asian Games gold medalist, is shooting to win for the second straight time after rallying to rule the NEC tournament two weeks ago.

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Hosting this week’s leg is one of the toughest courses on tour, measuring a shade under 6,700 yards.

Saso made four birdies in her last nine holes, the front side, and even held the clubhouse lead.

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