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Yuka Saso stays in hunt after round 2 in Women’s British Open

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 10:15 PM August 20, 2021
Yuka Saso

FILE – Yuka Saso of the Philippines plays a shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational at Midland Country Club on July 15, 2021 in Midland, Michigan. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines—Yuka Saso kept pace for the top after going one-under-par 71 in the second round of the AIG Women’s British Open at Carnoustle Golf Links in Scotland.

The Filipino Olympian shot an overall 5-under-par 139 over the course of the two rounds and is tied at sixth place as of posting, just two strokes behind leaders Mina Harigae and Georgia Hall who both hit 7-under-par 137.

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World number one and Olympic champion Nelly Korda, one of three co-leaders after the first round, is still on the course.

Saso started strong, hitting birdies in holes 4 and 5 but ended up with a bogey in the ninth.

The back nine was more of the same for the reigning US Women’s Open as she hit a bogey in hole 12 but recovered in hole 14.

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