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Palace lauds Yuka Saso for US Women’s Open triumph

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 05:45 PM June 07, 2021
Yuka Saso US Women's Open

Yuka Saso hoists the US Open trophy after winning in a sudden death playoff over Nasa Hataoka following the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament at The Olympic Club. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday hailed 19-year-old Yuka Saso for winning the 76th U.S. Women’s Open golf championship, beating Japan’s Nasa Hataoka.

“Today is a great day in Philippine sports. The Palace greets Yuka Saso for bringing honor to the Philippines by winning the 2021 US Women’s Open,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.

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Roque noted President Rodrigo Duterte previously met Saso in 2018 when she was awarded a Presidential citation after bagging a gold medal in the 18th Asian Games held in Indonesia.

“She is indeed the pride and glory of our country. We are all proud of you. Congratulations,” Roque said.

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Saso is the first Filipino player to win a major golf tournament.

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