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Nasa Hataoka climbs to No. 7 in world rankings

More Sports / Golf Nov 6, 2018

Nasa Hataoka climbs to No. 7 in world rankings

Toto Japan Classic winner Nasa Hataoka jumped from 16th to seventh in the latest LPGA rankings announced on Monday. The 19-year-old, who claimed the title on Sunday in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, cracked the top 10 for the first time in her career. Hataoka has two wins ...

Nasa Hataoka takes second LPGA trophy of 2018

More Sports / Golf Nov 4, 2018

Nasa Hataoka takes second LPGA trophy of 2018

Teenager Nasa Hataoka shot a dazzling five-under 67 to win the Japan Classic by two strokes on Sunday, her second LPGA Tour triumph this season. Hataoka became the first home player in seven years to win the Japan title, firing seven birdies and two bogies ...

Ayako Uehara finishes third at Portland Classic

More Sports / Golf Sep 3, 2018

Ayako Uehara finishes third at Portland Classic

Ayako Uehara finished third outright at the Portland Classic on Sunday, moving up a notch on the leaderboard in the final round at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. Uehara completed a bogey-free round with birdies on the seventh, 10th and 13th holes for a 3-under-par 69. She ...

Hataoka finishes in second place after playoff

More Sports / Golf May 21, 2018

Hataoka finishes in second place after playoff

Nasa Hataoka missed out on her first career LPGA title when Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn outlasted her in a two-hole playoff at the rain-shortened Kingsmill Championship on Sunday. After carding a 67 in the third and final round to finish with a 14-under 199 total at ...

Miyazato falls nine shots back at Portland Classic

More Sports / Golf Sep 3, 2017

Miyazato falls nine shots back at Portland Classic

Retiring Ai Miyazato shot a par 72 to fall nine strokes off the lead after the third round of the Portland Classic on Saturday, while compatriot Nasa Hataoka's 70 left her a share of eighth place. Former world No. 1 Miyazato, who went into the ...

Miyazato to retire after Evian Championship in September

More Sports / Golf Aug 30, 2017

Miyazato to retire after Evian Championship in September

Ai Miyazato has decided to retire from competitive golf after next month's Evian Championship in France, the former world No. 1 said on her official blog on Wednesday. The 32-year-old Okinawa native announced in May that she would draw the curtain on her 14-year professional ...