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U.S. Women's Open golf champ Saso selects Japanese citizenship

20-year-old also grew up in Philippines, which she represented at Tokyo Olympics

Yuka Saso, who has a Japanese father and Filipino mother, hoists the U.S. Open trophy at The Olympic Club in San Francisco on June 6. (Photo by Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)   © Reuters

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Yuka Saso, a dual citizen of Japan and the Philippines who in June became the second teenager to win the U.S. Women's Open, revealed Wednesday she would select Japanese citizenship.

Saso, who competes on Japan's women's tour and who represented the Philippines in this summer's Tokyo Olympics, broke the news at a news conference ahead of this week's Toto Japan Classic in Shiga Prefecture.

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