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Saso shoots 68 in 3rd round of HGVTC

Filipino-Japanese Yuka Saso plays her shot from the 12th tee throughout the third round of the 2022 Hilton Colossal Vacations Event of Champions at Lake Nona Golf and Nation Club on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Orlando, Florida (January 23 in Manila). AFP PHOTO

FILIPINO-Japanese golfer Yuka Saso stays in contention for the Hilton Colossal Vacations Event of Champions (HGVTC) title after firing 4-under 68 in the third round on the Lake Nona Golf and Nation Club in Orlando, Florida on Sunday (Philippine time).

Saso, who is representing Japan for the principal time in her profession, stayed intriguing in the penultimate round with 5 birdies against one bogey for an whole of 10-under 206, supreme for solo fifth set.

As antagonistic to the 13th hole the set she incurred her lone bogey, Saso had a soft crusing as she scored birdies on the second, seventh, ninth, 15th and 16th.

Saso, the reigning US Ladies folks’s Open champion, trails leader in American multi-LPGA champ Nelly Korda by three photographs. Korda fired 69 in the third for an combination of 13-under 203.

American Danielle Kang and Mexican Gaby Lopez are tied on the second pronounce with their 12-under 204s, as Brooke Henderson modified into as soon as fourth with 11-under 205.

Saso, who modified into as soon as joint second in the principal round with her 68 and joint seventh in the second with 70, tries to gain up in the fourth and supreme round on Monday.

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