Pinay earns US Open slot with 3rd place finish at Augusta

Yuka Saso right on target for a second major win following her two-under 70 that gave her a one-stroke lead on Wednesday in 2018 Champion Infinity Philippine Ladies Open at the Orchard Golf and Country Club in Dasmarinas, Cavite.

American Jennifer Kupcho became the first woman to capture a championship at former all-male enclave Augusta National Golf Club, outdueling Mexico’s Maria Fassi on Saturday to win at the famed home of the Masters.

In a dramatic battle between two 21-year-old US collegiate stars, Kupcho had three birdies and an eagle in the last six holes in firing a five-under par 67 to finish 54 holes on 10-under 206 for a four-stroke victory over Fassi, who fired her third consecutive 70.

Japanese teen Yuka Yasuda and Yuka Saso of the Philippines shared a distant third on 214.

The result was momentous for the Filipina as it allowed her entry into the US Golf Association Women’s Open for the first time in five tries.