BUENOS AIRES. — Yuka Saso scored a one-over 71 for joint second place as women’s golf got going on Tuesday while fencer Lawrence Everett Tan and swimmer Nicole Oliva failed to medal in their events in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games here.

Saso, the Asian Games individual champion, bogeyed six holes in windy conditions at the Hurlingham Club and trailed Alesia Nobilio of Italy by two shots.

The 17-year-old made up for those bogeys with five birdies, including back-to-back efforts after a par on the par-3 No. 12.

“Mahangin sa course, mabuti na lang at naka-adjust ako,” said Saso, who shared second place with Maria Fernanda-Martinez of Mexico, Emille Oeveraas of Norway, Grace Kim of Australia and Hoyu-An of Chinese Taipei.

Carl Jano Corpus opened with a 71 for a share of fifth place in men’s individual play. He was two strokes behind the leaders after birdies on hole Nos. 3, 4, 6 and 14.

Akshai Bathia of the United States, Vanchai Luangnitikul of Thailand, Karl Vilips of Australia and Andrea Romano of Italy shared the lead at 69.

In fencing, Tan bombed out of the medal stage after falling to Pak Chan of Hong Kong 11-15 in the round of 16 of the men’s foil event.

Chan raced to an early lead 11-6 in their race-to-15 face-off but had to fend Tan’s rally late in the first three minutes of action.

Filipino-Norwegian Christian Tio remained in the hunt for a podium performance after finishing second, fifth and eighth in the three races on Day 2 of the men’s kiteboarding competitions where the medalists will be determined on Oct. 12.

Swimmer Nicole Oliva again failed to qualify for the finals of her second event at the Olympic Park pool.

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