Yuka Saso finishes at 15th in Scotland tournament

FILIPINO-JAPANESE golfer Yuka Saso settled for joint 15th place at the conclusion of the Trust Women’s Scottish Open in Fife, Scotland, early on Monday morning (Manila time).

The reigning US Women’s Open champion ended her tournament bid with a 7-under 281 total, 10 strokes behind winner Ryan O’Toole of the United States.

Ms. Saso, 20, had a better showing on the final day of competition at the Dumbranie Links than in the previous round, firing a fourth-round card of 4-under 68, with seven birdies and just three bogeys, but it was not enough to thrust her back among the leaders.

The Philippine Olympian had a strong start to the tournament, opening with a solid 5-under 67 in the opening round for joint second before sliding to joint fifth in the second round.

She struggled in the third round, carding a 2-over 74 to further slide to 15th.

In the final standings, Ms. Saso was joined at 15th by Whitney Hillier (Australia), A Lim Kim (Korea), Gaby López (Mexico), Kelsey MacDonald (Scotland), Leona Maguire (Ireland) and Jasmine Suwannapura (Thailand).

They each got $21,266, or around P1.063 million.

Winner was Ms. O’Toole who had a total score of 17-under 271, followed Australia’s Lydia Ko and Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul at joint second with identical 14-under 274 cards. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo

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