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Yuka Saso Rallies to Win U.S. Women Open For Second Time

Yuka Saso Rallies to Win U.S. Women Open For Second Time

Yuka Saso erased a three-shot deficit to capture her second U.S. Women Open title.

The 22-year-old from Japan, who had previously won this tournament in 2021, came into the final round at Lancaster Country Club behind overnight leaders America’s Andrea Lee, Australia’s Minjee Lee, and Thailand’s Wichanee Meechai. However, a sequence of four birdies on the 12th, 13th, 15th, and 16th meant she carded a two-under 68 to finish on four under and clinch a three-shot win.

This victory meant that Saso became the youngest player to win the U.S. Women’s Open on two occasions.

“It feels great,” Saso said. “Winning in 2021 I represented the Philippines and feel like I was able to give back to my mum. This year I was able to represent Japan, and I think I was able to give back to my dad.

“It’s just a wonderful feeling that I was able to give back to my parents in the same way.

“I think I really wanted it, as well. Not just to get a second win but also to prove something to myself. I haven’t won in two and a half or three years.

“I definitely had a little doubt if I can win again or if I won’t win again but I was able to prove a little something to myself.”

Compatriot Hinako Shibuno carded a final-round 72 to finish in second while there was a tie for third between American pair Ally Ewing an Andrea Lee.

What is the next event?

The next event on the LPGA Tour schedule is the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer taking place between 7-9 June at Seaview in New Jersey.