Japanese golfer Saso Yuka wins 2nd US Women's Open title

Japanese golfer Saso Yuka has won the US Women's Open tournament in Pennsylvania, becoming the first Japanese to clinch two major overseas golf titles. Shibuno Hinako of Japan came in second.

Saso started the final round on Sunday in fifth place, three strokes behind the leaders.

The 22-year-old displayed good shots and putts, sinking a long birdie putt on the par-4 second hole.

She made double bogey on the sixth hole, but ran off back-to-back birdies on the 12th and 13th to take the sole lead.

Saso continued her stable performance in the final stage, while the other top players struggled.

After five birdies, one bogey and one double bogey, Saso finished with a 2-under-par 68 to win the tournament at 4-under, three strokes clear of Shibuno.

It was her second major title. She won her first US Women's Open championship in 2021.

Saso was born to a Japanese father and a Filipino mother. She played for the Philippines at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, but later chose Japanese nationality.

Shibuno started the final round in fourth place, two strokes behind the leaders. The 25-year-old ended the tournament in second place at 1-under.