Japan’s Nasa Hataoka delivered a dominating performance at the LPGA Tour Championship alongside South Korean Amy Yang.
Amassing an impressive seven birdies in a seven-under par 65, Hataoka maintained a share of the lead in Naples, Florida, comfortably positioned at 21-under 195, three shots ahead of overnight co-leader Alison Lee of the United States.
Throughout the elite season-ending event, Hataoka has consistently held a share of the lead, displaying a remarkable performance on the course.
“I think the best is to just concentrate on my round and just keep that out of my mind and just do my golf,” said Hataoka, who is world number 18 and is aiming for her seventh LPGA title, her first since 2022.
Her exceptional ball-striking and putting abilities have continued to shine, proving crucial during the event with challenging changes in wind direction and slightly faster greens.
Looking ahead to the final day, Hataoka remains focused on maintaining her momentum and strategy, emphasizing the importance of staying true to her game.
On the other hand, Yang, a veteran in the realm of LPGA, positioned herself as a strong contender, displaying remarkable consistency in her performance.
With her focused and solid play, Yang expressed her determination to stay present and committed, aiming to secure her first title since Thailand in 2019.
Other notable contenders in the championship included Alison Lee, Xiyu Lin, Minjee Lee, Ruoning Yin, and world number one Lilia Vu, each showcasing their distinct strengths on the golf course.
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