• Kyodo


Taiwan’s Huang Yu-chen shot her second straight 3-under-par 70 on Saturday and emerged the leader by one stroke after three rounds of the Japan Women’s Open golf tournament.

Huang carded four birdies against one bogey at Hakone Country Club for a 10-under 209 total and a one-stroke advantage over Kayo Yamada and Lorena Ochoa of Mexico on the par-73 course in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Yamada birdied three straight holes from No. 12 on her way to a 69 for a share of second place with Ochoa at 9-under 210.

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