Saso places joint 23rd; Yang wins

Yuka Saso bucked a pair of double bogeys to close with a two-under-par 70 in the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida.

The 22-year-old Fil-Japanese completed 72 holes on 12-under 132 to wind up in a share of 23rd place.

She started with back-to-back birdies before dropping two shots on 4 and 6. She rallied with birdies on 8, 9, 10, and 12.

Saso hit all 14 fairways but missed six greens.

Bianca Pagdanganan, on the other hand, returned a 74 to end up in joint 47th on 139.

The 26-year-old had a nightmarish start of double bogey and two bogeys.

She bounced back with four birdies only to bogey two of the last five holes.

Korean Amy Wang came through with a 66 to win by three strokes over Allison Lee and Nasa Hataoka.

Wang finished on 27-under.

Lee and Hataoka carded a 66 and 69, respectively.

Lilia Vu rallied with a 65 to claim solo fourth on 21-under while Atthaya Thitikul was fifth on 20-under after a 66.

Saso and Pagdanganan are sponsored by bilyonaryo Enrique Razon of ICTSI.