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Saso finishes joint 13th in her first US Women’s Open

/ 05:31 PM December 15, 2020
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Yuka Saso of the Philippines plays her shot from the sixth tee during the final round of the 75th U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Champions Golf Club Cypress Creek Course on December 13, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

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.

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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).

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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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