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Yuka Saso closes with eagle to seal hard-earned gold

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It was a finish for the ages.

Filipino-Japanese Yuka Saso was clutch in the 18th hole, pulling off an eagle to bag gold in the Women’s Golf Competition of the 2018 Asian Games, Sunday afternoon at the Pondok Indah Golf Course in Jakarta, Indonesia.

This is the Philippines’ second gold in the competition, the first coming from Hidilyn Diaz. Moreover, this is the second-ever gold medal for the Philippines in the sport as Ramon Brobio won the event back in 1986 in South Korea.

But the 17-year-old Filipina had her work cut out for her entering the 18th hole.

After a double bogey in the 17th, Saso finished the last hole with an eagle to tally a 6-under par 66, tallying a 13-under.

Tournament-leader Wenbo Liu of China had a quadruple bogey in a collapse of epic proportions.

Bianca Pagdanganan fought back in the final two holes lost in a playoff to settle for bronze.

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