FIL-Japanese Yuka Saso had a closing 71 to complete a wire-to-wire victory, finishing nine strokes clear in the distaff side of the Philippine Amateur Golf Championship at the Riviera’s Couples course on Sunday in Silang, Cavite.
Saso had a 279 aggregate despite a double-bogey, bogey-par finish.
Hee Ji Kim of Korea shot a 72 and took runner-up honors with a 288, while last year’s champion Harmie Constantino had a second straight 72 to settle for third at 290.
Thailand’s Pajaree Anannarukan had a 73 for a 292 total, followed by Malaysia’s Nur Durriyah Damian (74-296), Korea’s Ji Hyeon Lee (77-299) and Hwang Min Jeong (70-300), Lois Go (71-304), and Katie Kim of Malaysia and Bianca Pagdanganan, who ended up tied for ninth at 316 after a 74 and 77, respectively.
Thailand’s Sadom Kaewkanjana cruised to a seven-shot victory after a 71 and a 283 total in men’s play of the event held under the PLDT Group National Amateur Golf Tour.
Korea’s Joo Hyung Kim took runner-up honors with a 290 after a 70.
Japan’s Yuto Katsuragawa had a 77 marred by a triple-bogey 8 on No. 11, finishing third at 292.