Kia Classic - R4

Hataoka wins third title

March 28-31
Aviara Golf Club, Carlsbad, California
$1,800,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Japan’s Nasa Hataoka had six birdies in a five-under par 67 on Sunday to roll to a three-stroke victory in the LPGA Kia Classic in Carlsbad, California.

Hataoka, 20, notched her third LPGA title with an 18-under par total of 270.

She was three shots clear of former world number one Park In-bee, current No. 1 Park Sung-hyun, Ko Jin-young, Danielle Kang and Azahara Munoz.

Hataoka had posted a third-round 64 to enter Sunday trailing Park In-bee by a stroke in the final tune-up for the year’s first major, the ANA Inspiration, next week.

“Big tournament coming up next week, so I’ll celebrate a little bit but get my mind refreshed and start again next week,” Hataoka said.

Park In-bee, chasing a 20th LPGA tour title but her first in a year, carded a one-under par 71.

Park Sung-hyun, who had a share of the second-round lead on Friday, also signed for a 61. Spain’s Munoz carded a 68 while America’s Kang and South Korean Ko — winner of the Founders Cup in Phoenix last week — both shot 65.


South Korean Kim Hyo-joo equaled the tournament record with a 62 to join the group sharing seventh on 274.

Hataoka was five-under for the day when she found the water on the way to a bogey at the par-four 16th that cut her lead to two strokes.

She shook off the miscue with a tap-in birdie at 17 and capped her round with a par.

“I forgot about the bogey very quickly,” she said. “I knew that 17 was a chance I could make a birdie, and just very relieved and felt great that I was able to actually get a birdie.”

Hataoka is the sixth different winner on the LPGA tour this season — the third straight year that the first six tournaments have had six different winners.

Park In-bee, who played alongside her in the final pairing, said she showed no sign of nerves.

“Didn’t really look like she was feeling the pressure, especially in the way she played the last hole,” Park said. “Just very smart.”


Pos.
Player
Scores
Total
To Par
Prize Money
1
Nasa Hataoka
69 – 70 – 64 – 67
270
-18
$270,000
T2
Danielle Kang
72 – 70 – 66 – 65
273
-15
$102,114
T2
Jin Young Ko
68 – 73 – 67 – 65
273
-15
$102,114
T2
Azahara Munoz
70 – 68 – 68 – 67
273
-15
$102,114
T2
Sung Hyun Park
68 – 66 – 71 – 68
273
-15
$102,114
T2
Inbee Park
68 – 67 – 67 – 71
273
-15
$102,114
T7
Hyo Joo Kim
70 – 72 – 70 – 62
274
-14
$41,105
T7
Chella Choi
65 – 70 – 72 – 67
274
-14
$41,105
T7
Gaby Lopez
68 – 70 – 68 – 68
274
-14
$41,105
T7
Mi Jung Hur
74 – 69 – 62 – 69
274
-14
$41,105
T7
Thidapa Suwannapura
68 – 66 – 70 – 70
274
-14
$41,105
12
Stacy Lewis
71 – 68 – 69 – 67
275
-13
$31,480
T13
Katherine Kirk
72 – 69 – 70 – 65
276
-12
$27,762
T13
Jing Yan
68 – 73 – 66 – 69
276
-12
$27,762
T13
Lydia Ko
71 – 69 – 67 – 69
276
-12
$27,762
T16
Jeongeun Lee6
73 – 67 – 69 – 68
277
-11
$24,015
T16
Mariajo Uribe
68 – 69 – 69 – 71
277
-11
$24,015
18
Jenny Shin
71 – 71 – 68 – 68
278
-10
$22,306
T19
Moriya Jutanugarn
71 – 71 – 71 – 67
280
-8
$20,327
T19
Shanshan Feng
70 – 72 – 69 – 69
280
-8
$20,327
T19
Xiyu Lin
71 – 68 – 72 – 69
280
-8
$20,327
T19
In-Kyung Kim
70 – 70 – 70 – 70
280
-8
$20,327
T23
Eun-Hee Ji
69 – 70 – 74 – 68
281
-7
$17,198
T23
Kristen Gillman
71 – 70 – 71 – 69
281
-7
$17,198
T23
Pernilla Lindberg
73 – 70 – 68 – 70
281
-7
$17,198
T23
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
72 – 70 – 69 – 70
281
-7
$17,198
T23
Haru Nomura
68 – 74 – 68 – 71
281
-7
$17,198
T28
Jane Park
72 – 70 – 73 – 67
282
-6
$13,334
T28
Anne van Dam
73 – 72 – 69 – 68
282
-6
$13,334
T28
Ariya Jutanugarn
68 – 72 – 74 – 68
282
-6
$13,334
T28
Caroline Masson
72 – 73 – 68 – 69
282
-6
$13,334
T28
Nicole Broch Larsen
70 – 71 – 72 – 69
282
-6
$13,334
T28
Mi Hyang Lee
71 – 69 – 70 – 72
282
-6
$13,334
T28
Celine Boutier
69 – 70 – 70 – 73
282
-6
$13,334
T28
Minjee Lee
68 – 69 – 72 – 73
282
-6
$13,334
T36
Kris Tamulis
75 – 68 – 72 – 68
283
-5
$10,389
T36
Ryann O’Toole
68 – 76 – 70 – 69
283
-5
$10,389
T36
Sei Young Kim
68 – 73 – 70 – 72
283
-5
$10,389
T36
Lindy Duncan
68 – 71 – 72 – 72
283
-5
$10,389
T40
In Gee Chun
70 – 70 – 77 – 67
284
-4
$8,815
T40
Hee Young Park
70 – 75 – 70 – 69
284
-4
$8,815
T40
Brittany Altomare
72 – 71 – 71 – 70
284
-4
$8,815
T40
Brittany Lang
72 – 69 – 71 – 72
284
-4
$8,815
T44
Lexi Thompson
73 – 71 – 72 – 69
285
-3
$7,240
T44
Yu Liu
71 – 72 – 73 – 69
285
-3
$7,240
T44
Hannah Green
73 – 71 – 71 – 70
285
-3
$7,240
T44
Bronte Law
72 – 70 – 73 – 70
285
-3
$7,240
T44
Dani Holmqvist
72 – 71 – 71 – 71
285
-3
$7,240
T44
Cristie Kerr
74 – 71 – 66 – 74
285
-3
$7,240
T50
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
76 – 67 – 72 – 71
286
-2
$5,936
T50
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
72 – 70 – 72 – 72
286
-2
$5,936
T50
Mel Reid
70 – 69 – 75 – 72
286
-2
$5,936
T50
Amy Yang
72 – 71 – 70 – 73
286
-2
$5,936
T50
Mirim Lee
73 – 68 – 71 – 74
286
-2
$5,936
T55
Alison Lee
72 – 72 – 73 – 70
287
-1
$5,127
T55
Ayako Uehara
69 – 73 – 74 – 71
287
-1
$5,127
T55
Jaye Marie Green
76 – 69 – 69 – 73
287
-1
$5,127
T55
Stephanie Meadow
67 – 72 – 74 – 74
287
-1
$5,127
T59
Clariss Guce
69 – 72 – 78 – 69
288
E
$4,425
T59
Sakura Yokomine
72 – 71 – 74 – 71
288
E
$4,425
T59
Dana Finkelstein
78 – 67 – 71 – 72
288
E
$4,425
T59
Peiyun Chien
72 – 69 – 75 – 72
288
E
$4,425
T59
Christina Kim
72 – 72 – 69 – 75
288
E
$4,425
T64
Gerina Piller
72 – 72 – 73 – 72
289
1
$4,003
T64
Haeji Kang
70 – 75 – 71 – 73
289
1
$4,003
T64
Sarah Schmelzel
68 – 76 – 70 – 75
289
1
$4,003
T64
Morgan Pressel
68 – 73 – 71 – 77
289
1
$4,003
T68
Lee-Anne Pace
71 – 73 – 74 – 72
290
2
$3,688
T68
Austin Ernst
69 – 75 – 73 – 73
290
2
$3,688
T68
Mina Harigae
74 – 70 – 72 – 74
290
2
$3,688
T71
Wei-Ling Hsu
71 – 74 – 73 – 73
291
3
$3,485
T71
Lauren Stephenson
70 – 74 – 74 – 73
291
3
$3,485
T71
Mo Martin
69 – 74 – 75 – 73
291
3
$3,485
T71
Anna Nordqvist
72 – 73 – 72 – 74
291
3
$3,485
75
Charlotte Thomas
73 – 72 – 76 – 71
292
4
$3,377
76
Tiffany Chan
70 – 72 – 79 – 72
293
5
$3,334
77
Dori Carter
74 – 70 – 78 – 73
295
7
$3,291
78
Marissa Steen
75 – 70 – 73 – 78
296
8
$3,249
CUT
Annie Park
2
75
71
CUT
Ashleigh Buhai
2
74
72
CUT
Amy Olson
2
74
72
CUT
Beatriz Recari
2
74
72
CUT
Lizette Salas
2
74
72
CUT
Emma Talley
2
74
72
CUT
Brianna Do
2
73
73
CUT
Kendall Dye
2
73
73
CUT
Sandra Gal
2
73
73
CUT
Alana Uriell
2
73
73
CUT
Jacqui Concolino
2
72
74
CUT
Daniela Darquea
2
72
74
CUT
Catriona Matthew
2
72
74
CUT
Pornanong Phatlum
2
70
76
CUT
Brooke M. Henderson
2
69
77
CUT
Lindsey Weaver
3
76
71
CUT
Dottie Ardina
3
75
72
CUT
Marina Alex
3
74
73
CUT
Lauren Kim
3
73
74
CUT
So Yeon Ryu
3
73
74
CUT
Ally McDonald
3
72
75
CUT
Wichanee Meechai
3
72
75
CUT
Megan Khang
3
70
77
CUT
Linnea Strom
3
70
77
CUT
Elizabeth Szokol
4
77
71
CUT
Jeong Eun Lee
4
76
72
CUT
Mariel Galdiano (a)
4
75
73
CUT
Pavarisa Yoktuan
4
75
73
CUT
Klara Spilkova
4
73
75
CUT
Benyapa Niphatsophon
4
70
78
CUT
Isi Gabsa
5
81
68
CUT
Ji Hyun Oh
5
78
71
CUT
Karine Icher
5
76
73
CUT
Joanna Klatten
5
76
73
CUT
Maria Torres
5
76
73
CUT
Becca Huffer
5
75
74
CUT
Jaclyn Lee
5
75
74
CUT
Brittany Marchand
5
75
74
CUT
Celine Herbin
6
78
72
CUT
Jackie Stoelting
6
78
72
CUT
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
6
77
73
CUT
Angela Stanford
6
76
74
CUT
Lilia Vu
6
75
75
CUT
Gemma Dryburgh
6
74
76
CUT
Mariah Stackhouse
6
74
76
CUT
Juli Inkster
6
72
78
CUT
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
7
77
74
CUT
Katherine Perry
7
77
74
CUT
Tiffany Joh
7
76
75
CUT
Ruixin Liu
7
76
75
CUT
Jennifer Song
7
76
75
CUT
Carlota Ciganda
7
73
78
CUT
Youngin Chun
8
77
75
CUT
Kim Kaufman
8
75
77
CUT
Madelene Sagstrom
8
75
77
CUT
Alena Sharp
8
75
77
CUT
Jenny Haglund
8
74
78
CUT
Na Yeon Choi
8
73
79
CUT
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
9
81
72
CUT
Laura Davies
10
78
76
CUT
Su Oh
10
76
78
CUT
Aditi Ashok
11
79
76
CUT
Brittany Lincicome
11
77
78
CUT
Sarah Jane Smith
15
81
78
WD
Yani Tseng
77
WD
Maddie McCrary
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