Marathon LPGA Classic R2

Nasa Hataoka hangs on to lead at Highland Meadows

Marathon Classic 2021 R2
July 08-11
Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio
$2,000,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Nasa Hataoka had a harder time on the course on Friday than in her opening round but still managed a 69 to keep the lead of the Marathon LPGA Classic at 12-under.


Marathon Classic 2021 R2

In contrast to her bogey-free 61 on Thursday, Hataoka made four in the second round balanced by six birdies, four of them back-to-back from the 14th. She also missed five greens after hitting all 18 on Thursday.

“I did kind of look (at the leaderboard) because we kind of had to wait along the way. I was more trying to concentrate on my round. ”


Marathon Classic 2021 R2

“My shots were not as good as yesterday. Didn’t have that many chances. I had a lot of problems, but I was able to fix that for the last part and bring it back up. ”

This marks the fourth time in Hataoka’s career she has held the lead through 36 holes, most recently at the 2020 ShopRite LPGA Classic.


Marathon Classic 2021 R2

Mina Harigae carded another bogey-free 66 to head into the weekend in second place at 10-under having played the best 36 holes of her 12-year Tour career.

“I feel really confident, comfortable with all aspects of my game,” said Harigae. “Just everything just kind of feels solid and everything is kind of flowing together, so it feels really good. ”


Marathon Classic 2021 R2

Alison Lee and Elizabeth Szokol are tied for third at 9-under after both recorded rounds of 67-66.

Esther Henseleit, who is coming off two straight top-15 finishes, carded a 64 and sits in a tie for fifth at 8-under alongside Jennifer Kupcho (65), Gerina Piller (65), Lauren Stephenson (69) and Chella Choi (66).


Marathon Classic 2021 R2

Defending champion Danielle Kang signed for a 65 to tie for tenth at 7-under alongside five other players.

11-year veteran Tiffany Joh announced before the tournament that she would retire from full-time competition after the event and closed with a 1-over 73 to miss the cut at 3-over.

Marathon Classic 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Nasa Hataoka
-12
61-69
130
2
Mina Harigae
-10
66-66
132
T3
Alison Lee
-9
67-66
133
T3
Elizabeth Szokol
-9
67-66
133
T5
Esther Henseleit
-8
70-64
134
T5
Jennifer Kupcho
-8
69-65
134
T5
Gerina Piller
-8
69-65
134
T5
Chella Choi
-8
68-66
134
T5
Lauren Stephenson
-8
65-69
134
T10
Danielle Kang
-7
70-65
135
T10
Christina Kim
-7
68-67
135
T10
Megan Khang
-7
68-67
135
T10
Jasmine Suwannapura
-7
68-67
135
T10
Ariya Jutanugarn
-7
66-69
135
T10
Matilda Castren
-7
66-69
135
T16
Alana Uriell
-6
70-66
136
T16
Su Oh
-6
69-67
136
T16
Austin Ernst
-6
69-67
136
T16
Caroline Masson
-6
68-68
136
T16
Brittany Lincicome
-6
67-69
136
T16
Ssu-Chia Cheng
-6
66-70
136
T22
Muni He
-5
70-67
137
T22
Leona Maguire
-5
69-68
137
T22
Brittany Altomare
-5
69-68
137
T22
Linnea Strom
-5
68-69
137
T22
A Lim Kim
-5
68-69
137
T22
Amy Yang
-5
67-70
137
T28
Paula Reto
-4
73-65
138
T28
Celine Herbin
-4
72-66
138
T28
Inbee Park
-4
71-67
138
T28
Andrea Lee
-4
71-67
138
T28
Yuka Saso
-4
71-67
138
T28
Lee Lopez
-4
70-68
138
T28
Perrine Delacour
-4
69-69
138
T28
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-4
69-69
138
T28
Stacy Lewis
-4
68-70
138
T37
Bronte Law
-3
73-66
139
T37
Pavarisa Yoktuan
-3
73-66
139
T37
So Yeon Ryu
-3
72-67
139
T37
Kris Tamulis
-3
72-67
139
T37
Gemma Dryburgh
-3
70-69
139
T37
Jessica Korda
-3
70-69
139
T37
Azahara Munoz
-3
69-70
139
T37
Ana Belac
-3
69-70
139
T37
Pornanong Phatlum
-3
69-70
139
T37
Jennifer Song
-3
67-72
139
T37
Yealimi Noh
-3
66-73
139
T48
Esther Lee
-2
76-64
140
T48
Jenny Coleman
-2
71-69
140
T48
Mo Martin
-2
70-70
140
T48
Brooke M. Henderson
-2
70-70
140
T48
Sarah Burnham
-2
70-70
140
T48
Cheyenne Knight
-2
69-71
140
T48
Cristie Kerr
-2
68-72
140
T48
Lauren Coughlin
-2
68-72
140
T56
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-1
73-68
141
T56
In Kyung Kim
-1
72-69
141
T56
Mi Hyang Lee
-1
72-69
141
T56
Jeongeun Lee
-1
71-70
141
T56
Sarah Schmelzel
-1
71-70
141
T56
Albane Valenzuela
-1
71-70
141
T56
Caroline Inglis
-1
70-71
141
T56
Carlota Ciganda
-1
70-71
141
T56
Lindy Duncan
-1
70-71
141
T56
Mel Reid
-1
69-72
141
T56
Min Lee
-1
68-73
141
T67
Nuria Iturrioz
E
75-67
142
T67
Yujeong Son
E
72-70
142
T67
Jennifer Chang
E
72-70
142
T67
Jing Yan
E
72-70
142
T67
Katherine Kirk
E
71-71
142
T67
Celine Boutier
E
71-71
142
T67
Haeji Kang
E
71-71
142
T67
Bianca Pagdanganan
E
71-71
142
T67
Jaye Marie Green
E
71-71
142
T67
Sarah Kemp
E
70-72
142
T67
Vicky Hurst
E
70-72
142
T67
Liz Nagel
E
69-73
142
T67
Mirim Lee
E
67-75
142
Ayako Uehara
CUT
76-67
143
Ashleigh Buhai
CUT
73-70
143
Haley Moore
CUT
72-71
143
Mariah Stackhouse
CUT
72-71
143
Peiyun Chien
CUT
72-71
143
Jaravee Boonchant
CUT
71-72
143
Maria Fassi
CUT
71-72
143
Aditi Ashok
CUT
71-72
143
Angel Yin
CUT
71-72
143
Sarah Jane Smith
CUT
70-73
143
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
CUT
70-73
143
Moriya Jutanugarn
CUT
70-73
143
Sophia Popov
CUT
70-73
143
Rachel Heck (a)
CUT
69-74
143
Brianna Do
CUT
68-75
143
Dani Holmqvist
CUT
76-68
144
Kendall Dye
CUT
76-68
144
Louise Ridderstrom
CUT
74-70
144
Benyapa Niphatsophon
CUT
73-71
144
Yu Liu
CUT
73-71
144
Emma Talley
CUT
73-71
144
Valentina Haupt
CUT
72-72
144
Amy Olson
CUT
72-72
144
Cydney Clanton
CUT
71-73
144
Dottie Ardina
CUT
71-73
144
Lauren Kim
CUT
70-74
144
Kristen Gillman
CUT
69-75
144
Paula Creamer
CUT
69-75
144
Katherine Perry-Hamski
CUT
68-76
144
Mind Muangkhumsakul
CUT
75-70
145
Linnea Johansson
CUT
74-71
145
Jillian Hollis
CUT
74-71
145
Wichanee Meechai
CUT
73-72
145
Tiffany Joh
CUT
73-72
145
Kristy McPherson
CUT
72-73
145
Dana Finkelstein
CUT
72-73
145
Alena Sharp
CUT
72-73
145
Min Seo Kwak
CUT
72-73
145
Jacqui Concolino
CUT
71-74
145
Wei-Ling Hsu
CUT
71-74
145
Marissa Steen
CUT
71-74
145
Jackie Stoelting
CUT
70-75
145
Klara Spilkova
CUT
75-71
146
Pernilla Lindberg
CUT
74-72
146
Sydnee Michaels
CUT
73-73
146
Janie Jackson
CUT
75-72
147
Daniela Darquea
CUT
74-73
147
Ashli Bunch
CUT
74-73
147
Brittany Lang
CUT
73-74
147
Katelyn Dambaugh
CUT
72-75
147
Stephanie Meadow
CUT
74-74
148
Luna Sobron Galmes
CUT
74-74
148
Suzuka Yamaguchi
CUT
77-72
149
Na Yeon Choi
CUT
77-72
149
Natalie Gulbis
CUT
76-73
149
Mariajo Uribe
CUT
76-73
149
Jaclyn Lee
CUT
77-73
150
Kyung Kim
CUT
77-73
150
Maria Fernanda Torres
CUT
76-74
150
Giulia Molinaro
CUT
75-75
150
Maia Schechter
CUT
72-79
151
Kennedy Swann (a)
CUT
81-71
152
Katherine MacKenzie Hollern
CUT
78-75
153
Kris Tschetter
CUT
79-76
155
Kelly Tan
CUT
80-76
156
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