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Yuka Saso starts Fujitsu Ladies tourney strong

Taking step towards regaining her top spot in the rankings, Yuka Saso opens up her latest tournament in the LPGA of Japan Tour on a high note.

The two-time JLPGA champion kept pace with the leaders after ending with a 2-under 70 in the opening round of the 2020 Fujitsu Ladies Golf Tournament. She moves to a tie for seventh place, just two strokes adrift the current leader, Friday afternoon at the Tokyu Seven Hundred Club, Chiba.

The tour rookie registered a 2-under 34 at the front nine after drilling in birdies in the fourth and seventh holes.

Saso then went up to 3-under after taking the par-5 10th hole for a stroke less, which put her at a shot at the lead. Nonetheless, struggles in the 14th hole saw her total dipped a notch after needing an extra shot.

Seonwoo Bae took the lead after 18 holes after registering a 4-under 68 on a bogey-less performance. Four birdies — three of them at the front nine as well — put the Korean on top in a tight race.

Saso looks to continue to her impressive comeback as the tourney gets into its second round, Saturday morning.

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