Saso earns top 10-finish with late burst in BMW Championship

By Adrian Flores

Yuka Saso looked great with a three-under-par 67 to finish in a tie for eighth at the BMW Ladies Championship at the Oak Valley Country Club in South Korea.

Saso ended her campaign on 11-under 277, 10 shots from the winner New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, who fought back and scored 65 for 267 thus earning her $300,000.

The Filipina Japanese, champion of the 2021 US Women’s Open, birdied the first two par-5 holes and added another on the par-3 seventh hole to reach the turn on 3-under.

She countered a double bogey on the 12th with an eagle on the 15th before finishing with pars on the last three holes.