FILIPINO-Japanese golfer Yuka Saso ended her AIG Women’s British Open campaign late on Sunday (Manila time) with a 3-over 75 for an even 288 aggregate to finish tied for 39th place.
Twenty-year-old Ms. Saso tried to fashion out a chargeback on the final day of competition at Carnoustie, Scotland, after a considerable slide in the third round but just could not get the break she was looking for.
Her fourth round was marred by double bogeys in the front 9, including the par-4, and could not recover from there the way she wanted to.
Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist held on to win the Women’s British Open, scoring a four-round 12-under 276.
Ms. Saso started strong in the tournament, the last major in the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) for 2021, with an opening round score of 4-under 68, good for joint fourth place. In the second round, she fired a 5-under 71 to stay within striking distance at solo fifth.
In the third round, however, she struggled, finishing with a 2-over 74 to slip to joint 27th place.
At 39th place, Ms. Saso was joined by Megan Khang and Brittany Lincicome of the United States.
For her efforts, she got $30,583, or P1.529 million.
Entering the Women’s British Open, Ms. Saso acknowledged that she would be in for a tough competition but was still looking forward to it, seeing it as an opportunity to grow as a player.
Earlier this year, the Philippine bet won the US Women’s Open. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo