Saso finishes joint 13th in her first US Women’s Open
MANILA, Philippines — Filipino Yuka Saso showed great resolve to salvage a joint 13th finish in the rain-delayed 2020 US Women’s Open on Tuesday (Manila time) at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas.
Playing in her first major, Saso shot a 72 in the fourth round for a five-over-par in the tournament.
The 19-year-old Saso redeemed herself after a sub-par third round where she finished tied in 25th entering the final round following a six-over-par 77.
The Asian Games double gold medalist, who shared 13th place with six others, pocketed $96,800 (P4.6 million).
Another Filipino in Bianca Pagdanganan wasn’t as fortunate as she missed the cut after the second round.
South Korea’s Kim A-Lim produced a stunning finish to snatch her maiden major victory with a one-shot win.
The 25-year-old, who had never won a tournament outside of South Korea before, rattled in three consecutive birdies on the 16th, 17th and 18th holes to finish with a four-under-par 67.
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