Yuka Saso limped home with a five-over-par 77 to finish tied at 30th place in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Bethesda, Maryland Sunday (Monday in Manila).
Saso struggled with five bogeys and a double bogey against two birdies to finish with 292, nine strokes behind eventual champion In Gee Chun.
The Fil-Japanese had earlier rounds of 72, 70 and 73.
Chun stumbled with a 75 but still managed to capture the crown with a 283 total.
Saso blew cold at the front nine with bogeys on the second and seventh, and a double bogey on the par-4 fifth hole.
She briefly recovered with a birdie on the 11th, but blundered with back-to-back bogeys on the 12th and 13th.
She birdied the 14th but bogeyed the last hole.
Meanwhile, Bianca Pagdanganan staggered with a 78 for 301 following earlier rounds of 74, 73 and 76.
The Tokyo Olympian wobbled with seven bogeys against a lone birdie on the eighth hole for a share of 65th place.
Pagdanganan went home with $20,072 (around P1.1 million) while Saso pocketed $59,987 (around P3.2 million).
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