Saso blows off medal chance

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Buenos aires—Golfer Yuka Saso blew her chance to se­cure a medal af­ter mis­cal­cu­lat­ing a cru­cial putt in a three-way play­off Thurs­day at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games here.

The 17-year-old Filipino-Ja­panese saw her six-footer for par miss the cup, end­ing the hunt for a pos­si­ble bronze medal for the Philip­pines in women's in­di­vid­ual golf.

Saso fig­ured into a play­off with Alessia No­bilio of Italy and Emma Spitz of Aus­tria af­ter fin­ish the fi­nal round tied at 214.

Kim Grace of Aus­tralia fired a one-over 71 and as­sem­bled 211 to se­cure the gold medal amid the chilly weather and over­cast skies at the Hurling­ham Club.


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