• Kyodo


Masashi “Jumbo” Ozaki hung onto the top of the ANA Open leaderboard Saturday, shooting a 3-under-par 69 to take a one-stroke advantage into the final round.

The 14th hole ended Ozaki’s streak of 49 holes without a bogey this week and allowed Hiroyuki Fujita to close in on him after a 66 that gave him a 13-under 203 total and a place in the final threesome with Ozaki and his younger brother Tateo Ozaki.

Tateo Ozaki also shot a 66 to finish the day tied with Toru Taniguchi, who had a 67, in a third-place tie at 205.

Ono moves in front

INABE, Mie Pref. (Kyodo) Kyoko Ono shot a 6-under-par 66 Saturday to put herself in position for a third career victory after the second round of the Munsingwear Ladies Tokai Classic.

Ono made five birdies on the front nine and added two more birdies in the final four holes on her way to an 11-under 133 total at the Ryosen Golf Club in Mie Prefecture, with overnight leader Kasumi Fujii second at 135 after a 69.

Fujii carded four birdies and a bogey to stand alone in second place ahead of Yuriko Otsuka (67) and veteran Junko Yasui (69) in a tie for third four shots off the lead.

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