• Kyodo


Little-known Makoto Inoue eagled his final hole to highlight a 6-under-par 66 and take a two-shot lead over a trio of golfers after the third round of the ABC Championship on Saturday.

Winless since making his pro debut at the 1998 Bridgestone Open, Inoue offset a bogey on the third at ABC Golf Course with five birdies and hit a 5-iron to within 18 feet of the pin before rolling down an eagle putt on the 18th to close on 14-under 202.

Overnight leader Takashi Kamiyama, Ryoken Kawagishi and Toru Suzuki shared second.

Lee, Campbell on top

HANNO, Saitama Pref. (Kyodo) South Korea’s Lee Young Me and Nikki Campbell of Australia took a share of the provisional lead with 2-under par 142 totals after the second round of the Hisako Higuchi IDC Otsuka Ladies was suspended due to darkness Saturday.

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