Yuka Saso cards 70 but finishes 59th in Florida

Published November 21, 2022, 12:05 PM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

Yuka Saso carded an eagle-aided two-under-par 70 but still finished dead last in the CME Group Tournament Championship in Naples, Florida Sunday, Nov. 20 (Monday in Manila).

Yuka Saso finishes at joint 59th in the CME Group Tournament Championship in Naples, Florida. (AFP)

Saso shot a bogey-birdie on the fifth and sixth holes before firing an eagle 3 on the 17th to finish with a four-round total of eight-over 296, 25 strokes behind eventual champion Lydia Ko.

The Fil-Japanese struggled in the earlier rounds with 75, 77 and 74.

Saso’s performance tied her at 59th place with Thai Patty Tavatanakit, who had a closing round 71. Both pocketed $40,125 (around P2.2 million).

Ko won the $2 million prize pot (around P114 million) after shooting a second straight 70 for 271, two strokes ahead of Leona Maguire.

Maguire settled for the runner-up honors after an even-par 72 for 273.