• Kyodo


Japan’s Nasa Hataoka built a 4-shot lead in the third round of the DIO Implant LA Open on Saturday, shooting a 4-under 67 to take a big step toward her sixth LPGA Tour win.

Hataoka, who was joint leader after two rounds, carded five birdies and one bogey at Wilshire Country Club to sit at 11-under with a round to go. Hannah Green of Australia is second at 7-under after a 69 on the day.

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