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AUSSIE LADY GOLFERS. PAL President Jaime J. Bautista (in cowboy hat) gets jammed by excited golfers from Australia, only foreign team participating at the 13th PAL Ladies Interclub at Rancho Palos Verdes in Davao City.

DAVAO CITY – Asian Games champion Yuka Saso kicks off Pradera Verde’s title-retention bid Wednesday at the start of the 13th Philippine Airlines Ladies Interclub golf team championships at the Palos Rancho Verdes Golf and Country Club.

The 17-year-old Fil-Japanese will play her first tournament since collecting two gold medals in the recent Asiad in Jakarta, Indonesia.

“Mag-eenjoy lang ako. Tingin ko maganda naman ang tsansa naming,” said Saso who set a record 59 points, five-under in stroke play, last year.

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Davao—With the 2018 Asian Games gold medalist Yuka Saso leading defending champion Pradera Verde, the Lubao, Pampanga-based squad is seen as the odds-on favorite to repeat as winners of the Philippine Airlines Ladies Interclub starting Sept. 19 in Davao City.

Aside from Saso, Pradera Verde will be backstopped three other Malaysian age-groupers going all out to extend the team’s streak in the tournament slated at the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club. 

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Asian Games double gold medal winner Yuka Saso,wearing a cowboy hat to go with the PAL Ladies Interclub theme "Hoedown at theRancho," hits the ceremonial drive launching the 13th edition of the event onTuesday at Rancho Palos Verdes layout in Davao.

DAVAO—With a young roster, the Manila Southwoods-Masters squad looks to reclaim the Philippine Airlines Ladies Interclub championship next week against a Pradera Verde crew built around the talented Yuka Saso.

With seasoned internationalist Sofia Chabon and the returning Sunshine Baraquiel, the Carmona-based club hopes to bounce back from a thorough beating suffered at the hands of Pradera last year in Cebu where its five-year reign was snapped.

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Philippine   Airlines   (PAL)   President   Jaime   J.Bautista, wearing   a   cowboy   hat   to   go   with   the   PAL   Ladies   Interclub   theme"Hoedown at the Rancho," hits the ceremonial drive launching the 13th edition ofthe event on Tuesday at Rancho Palos Verdes layout in Davao

Philadelphia—Britain’s Justin Rose could claim the world number one ranking after firing a six-under par 64 Saturday to seize a one-stroke lead entering the final round of the PGA BMW Championship.

The 38-year-old Englishman nabbed six birdies over the opening nine holes and parred through the inward nine to stand on 17-under par 193 after 54 holes at rainy Aronimink Golf Club. 

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Washington—Playing in the Ryder Cup will be the culmination of an amazing comeback season for Tiger Woods, one the 14-time major champion feared might never happen after back surgery.

The 42-year-old American has shown flashes of the form that made him golf’s dominant player in younger days in his first campaign after spinal fusion surgery, a last-gasp operation to try and extend his legendary career. 

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