Yuka Saso eight strokes clear with one round to play in distaff side of Philippine amateur golfest
Yuka Saso looks all set to claim another title after topping the ‘her World Junior Girls title feat in Canada late last year.

FIL-Japanese Yuka Saso fired a 69 to stay firmly in the lead of the ladies division after three rounds of the Philippine Amateur Golf Championship on Saturday at the Riviera’s Couples course in Silang, Cavite.

The 15-year-old Saso hit down four birdies for a 208 aggregate, eight strokes clear with one round to play.

Hee Ji Kim had a 68 and a 216 for second spot, while Thailand’s Pajaree Anannarukarn carded a 75 for a 219.

Harmie Constantino shot a 72 for a 218 total.

Thailand’s Sadom Kaewkanjana fired a 67 for a three-stroke lead in men’s play.

Kaewkanjana, who started the day five strokes down, has a 212 total.

Yuto Katsuragawa dropped five strokes in a nine-hole stretch from No. 8 and wound up with a 75, slipping to second spot.

Young Korean Joo Hyung Kim carded a 73 for third at 220, Aniceto Mandanas had a 72 for a 221 and Carl Corpus turned in a 73 for 222.

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