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Reigning champion Yuka Saso slumped to a 6-over 77 in the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open on Thursday, while compatriot and last year’s runner-up Nasa Hataoka shot an even-par 71.

Saso, who beat Hataoka in a three-hole playoff last year, had a day to forget after bogeying eight holes while sinking just two birdies at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club.

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