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Yuka Saso rises to career-best No. 5 in world rankings

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 03:29 PM October 12, 2021

Yuka Saso of the Philippines hits their tee shot on the 2nd hole during the final round of the Cognizant Founders Cup at Mountain Ridge Country Club on October 10, 2021 in West Caldwell, New Jersey. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP 

MANILA, Philippines — There’s no slowing down Yuka Saso’s rise in women’s golf.

Saso climbed to a career-best No. 5 in the latest Rolex Women’s Golf World Rankings following her strong outing in the Founders Cup in New Jersey.

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The Filipino-Japanese ace shared fourth place with South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee at 10-under 274.

Saso, 20, has been on the ascent since claiming the US Open crown last June where she soared from 40th to eighth following her first major title

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American Nelly Korda remains on top but No. 2 Ko Jin-young of South Korea is closing in after her wire-to-wire win at Founders Cup.

A pair of South Koreans in Inbee Park and Kim Sei-young hold the third and fourth places, respectively.

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