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US Women’s Open: Nasa Hataoka of Japan Takes the Lead at Pebble Beach

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Nasa Hataoka of Japan, who finished second at the US Women’s Open in 2021 and the Women’s PGA Championship in 2018, leads the US Women’s Open third-round leaderboard. She stands at -7, closely followed by A Corpuz of the US at -6, and H Kim of Korea and B Tardy of the US at -4. Others include J Shin and H Ryu of Korea at -2.

Additional players include E C Hull of England, R Zhang of the US at +1; L Maguire of Ireland, B Law of England, and B Henderson of Canada at +3; A Donegan of Ireland at +4; G Dryburgh of Scotland at +8; J Ewart and C Thomas of England at +10 and +12, respectively. The full leaderboard is available for further details.

Going into the final round of the US Women’s Open at Pebble Beach, Hataoka leads with a one-shot advantage following a six-under-par 66 on Saturday. The 24-year-old is now at seven under, ahead of American Allisen Corpuz, who had a bogey on the 18th hole to finish with a 71.

Only a handful of players, 11 in total, shot under-par rounds in the challenging coastal conditions, resulting in a mere six players under par for the tournament.

Tied for seventh place on level par is England’s Charley Hull after she posted a 71. Hull, aged 27, managed two birdies on the front nine but lost shots at the 11th and 16th holes. She recovered with a birdie at the final hole to conclude the day under par.

Hataoka, a two-time runner-up in a major, including the 2021 US Women’s Open where she lost in a playoff to fellow Japanese Yuka Saso, marked her dominance by being the only player to go through Saturday’s round without a bogey. She made two birdies on the front nine and ascended the leaderboard with four more at the 10th, 13th, 16th, and 17th holes.

Corpuz, 25, who is vying for her first major and has a previous best finish of 24th at the US Women’s Open, narrowly missed a birdie putt at the 17th. She then lost a shot at the final hole due to a fairway bunker chip-out.

Hyo Joo Kim of South Korea ended with a 73 and shares third place on four under with American Bailey Tardy, who led surprisingly after the second round but finished with a 75 this round. The remaining players under par are South Korea’s Jiyai Shin (70) and Hae Ran Ryu (73), trailing by two shots at two under.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nasa Hataoka

Who is leading the US Women’s Open at Pebble Beach?

Nasa Hataoka from Japan is leading the US Women’s Open at Pebble Beach.

What was Nasa Hataoka’s score in the third round?

Nasa Hataoka scored a six-under-par 66 in the third round of the US Women’s Open at Pebble Beach.

Who is the closest competitor to Nasa Hataoka in the tournament?

The closest competitor to Nasa Hataoka is Allisen Corpuz from the United States, who is one shot behind.

How many players scored under par in the blustery conditions?

Only 11 players managed to score under par in the challenging blustery conditions at Pebble Beach.

Who is the leading player from England?

Charley Hull is the leading player from England, who is tied for seventh on level par.

Who is Allisen Corpuz and what is her current position?

Allisen Corpuz is a 25-year-old American golfer who is currently in second place, one shot behind leader Nasa Hataoka. She’s vying for her first major win.

How did the second-round leader, Bailey Tardy, perform in the third round?

Bailey Tardy, who was the surprising leader after the second round, carded a 75 in the third round and is now joint third with Hyo Joo Kim of South Korea.

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BirdieQueen July 9, 2023 - 8:28 pm

Allisen Corpuz is only one shot behind! Could be a big moment for her, never finished better than 24th before. fingers crossed.

HoleInOneHank July 10, 2023 - 12:34 am

So Bailey Tardy slipped from the lead… golf is such an unpredictable game man. just goes to show anything can happen in a round.

FairwayFred July 10, 2023 - 5:10 am

charley hull hanging in there at level par, nice to see a Brit in the mix. But those dropped shots… gotta watch out for those!

GolfFan101 July 10, 2023 - 5:34 am

Wow, Hataoka’s killin it! Can’t wait for the final round. Hoping for some good weather tho, these conditions are brutal!

TeeOffTime July 10, 2023 - 6:02 am

Isn’t this Hataoka’s 3rd time leading a major? hope she takes the trophy home this time, She’s been close before…


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