Saso won’t play in KL

Tempo - - Sports - (Nick Giongco)

Top fe­male golfer Yuka Saso won’t be around to help the Philip­pines go for gold in the 29th South­east Asian Games next month in Malaysia, the Philip­pine Olympic Com­mit­tee said yes­ter­day.

SEAG Task Force chief Tom Car­rasco said that the 15-year-old Saso, who starred in the Philip­pines’ gold medal romp in the World Ju­nior Girls cham­pi­onships in Canada, has de­cided to pri­or­i­tize events out­side the NGAP’s cal­en­dar.

Saso, Car­rasco said, had ear­lier as­sured the NGAP of her com­mit­ment to the SEAG.

“She was dropped and she will no longer get her ben­e­fits as a na­tional team mem­ber,” said Car­rasco, who was in­formed that Ju­nia Louie Gabasa will take her place.

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