Saso moves to top 20 in BMW Championship

By Adrian Flores

Yuka Saso’s much improved game netted her a seven-under 65 although she still trails by seven shots in the BMW Ladies Championship of the LPGA Tour in South Korea.

The Filipina Japanese was splendid with seven birdies and was at 208 and currently tied for 13th.

Thai Atthaya Thitikul regained control with a one shot advantage. She shot a five-under 67 for 201 with one round left at the Oak Valley Golf Club in Wonju.

Lydia Ko of New Zealand and Andrea Lee of the United States, one stroke back.

Smith struggles as Micheluzzi leads Australian Open

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Manila Southwoods races to an 11-point advantage

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