Marathon LPGA Classic R3

Nasa Hataoka takes six shot lead at Highland Meadows

Marathon Classic 2021 R3
July 08-11
Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio
$2,000,000
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Nasa Hataoka missed just one fairway and one green on Saturday and closed her round with a 7-under 64 to take a six-shot lead at Highland Meadows Golf Club.


Marathon Classic 2021 R3

“When I first was here, it was my rookie year and I really played awful, so when I’m playing the way I am right now, it really makes me think how much I grew up, how much better I’ve gotten. Right now I’m not going to think about the winning. I’m just going to concentrate on playing the best.”

Hataoka set the tournament’s new 54-hole scoring record at 19-under 194. The previous record of 195 had been set three times, by Se Ri Pak in 1998, Paula Creamer in 2008 and Eunjung Yi in 2009, all three of whom went on to win.


Marathon Classic 2021 R3

Hataoka has now led or co-led entering the final round of an LPGA tournament three times, winning the 2018 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship but finishing second at the 2019 Pure Silk Championship.

Elizabeth Szokol (67), in her third year on Tour, and Mina Harigae (68), in her twelfth year, are tied for second place at 13-under and will play in the final group on Sunday for the first time in their careers.


Marathon Classic 2021 R3

“I’ve seen the scores out here. Some girls, you can go really low out here, but you just never know. Golf is a funny game,” said Harigae. “I think if I just keep my head down and keep going forward, it might pan out.”

Szokol opened with a double bogey at No. 1 and looked to be out of the competition but seven birdies and one bogey later she was back in contention.


Marathon Classic 2021 R3

“There are so many birdies out there. I’ve definitely made some birdies even though I’ve had some colorful scorecard,” said Szokol. “I think (I can win). Just get the birdies and keep a clean scorecard, and I’m looking forward to it. ”

Esther Henseleit holds solo fourth at 12-under, continuing a strong streak of play that saw her finish fourth at last week’s Volunteers of America Classic and 15th the week prior at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.


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Marathon Classic 2021 R3

U.S. Women’s Open champion Yuka Saso (64), playing in her first non-major as an LPGA Tour Member, is tied for fifth at 11-under alongside Amy Yang (65), Austin Ernst (66) and Caroline Masson (66).

Ssu-Chia Cheng made a hole-in-one from 164 yards with a 7-iron at the 14th, for the second ace of the week and the 11th of the 2021 season. She closed with a 3-under 68 and is tied for 15th at 9-under.

With inclement weather expected on Sunday, the LPGA Tour moved up the final round tee times. The first groups will start at 7 a.m., with the leaders set to tee off at 9:28 a.m.

Marathon Classic 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Nasa Hataoka
-19
61-69-64
194
T2
Elizabeth Szokol
-13
67-66-67
200
T2
Mina Harigae
-13
66-66-68
200
4
Esther Henseleit
-12
70-64-67
201
T5
Yuka Saso
-11
71-67-64
202
T5
Amy Yang
-11
67-70-65
202
T5
Austin Ernst
-11
69-67-66
202
T5
Caroline Masson
-11
68-68-66
202
T9
Stacy Lewis
-10
68-70-65
203
T9
Brittany Lincicome
-10
67-69-67
203
T9
Danielle Kang
-10
70-65-68
203
T9
Jasmine Suwannapura
-10
68-67-68
203
T9
Jennifer Kupcho
-10
69-65-69
203
T9
Gerina Piller
-10
69-65-69
203
T15
Leona Maguire
-9
69-68-67
204
T15
Su Oh
-9
69-67-68
204
T15
Ssu-Chia Cheng
-9
66-70-68
204
T15
Megan Khang
-9
68-67-69
204
T15
Matilda Castren
-9
66-69-69
204
T15
Ariya Jutanugarn
-9
66-69-69
204
T15
Lauren Stephenson
-9
65-69-70
204
T22
Jennifer Song
-8
67-72-66
205
T22
Andrea Lee
-8
71-67-67
205
T22
Inbee Park
-8
71-67-67
205
T22
Perrine Delacour
-8
69-69-67
205
T22
Brittany Altomare
-8
69-68-68
205
T22
Chella Choi
-8
68-66-71
205
T28
Celine Boutier
-7
71-71-64
206
T28
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-7
73-68-65
206
T28
Esther Lee
-7
76-64-66
206
T28
Alana Uriell
-7
70-66-70
206
T28
Alison Lee
-7
67-66-73
206
T33
Sarah Schmelzel
-6
71-70-66
207
T33
Carlota Ciganda
-6
70-71-66
207
T33
Sarah Burnham
-6
70-70-67
207
T33
Linnea Strom
-6
68-69-70
207
T37
Nuria Iturrioz
-5
75-67-66
208
T37
Mel Reid
-5
69-72-67
208
T37
Brooke M. Henderson
-5
70-70-68
208
T37
Bronte Law
-5
73-66-69
208
T37
Pornanong Phatlum
-5
69-70-69
208
T37
Yealimi Noh
-5
66-73-69
208
T37
Paula Reto
-5
73-65-70
208
T37
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-5
69-69-70
208
T37
Christina Kim
-5
68-67-73
208
T46
Cheyenne Knight
-4
69-71-69
209
T46
Ana Belac
-4
69-70-70
209
T46
Azahara Munoz
-4
69-70-70
209
T46
Lee Lopez
-4
70-68-71
209
T50
Haeji Kang
-3
71-71-68
210
T50
Bianca Pagdanganan
-3
71-71-68
210
T50
Liz Nagel
-3
69-73-68
210
T50
Mi Hyang Lee
-3
72-69-69
210
T50
Caroline Inglis
-3
70-71-69
210
T50
Mo Martin
-3
70-70-70
210
T50
Cristie Kerr
-3
68-72-70
210
T50
Gemma Dryburgh
-3
70-69-71
210
T50
Jessica Korda
-3
70-69-71
210
T50
Celine Herbin
-3
72-66-72
210
T60
Katherine Kirk
-2
71-71-69
211
T60
Jenny Coleman
-2
71-69-71
211
T60
Lauren Coughlin
-2
68-72-71
211
T60
Pavarisa Yoktuan
-2
73-66-72
211
T64
Jennifer Chang
-1
72-70-70
212
T64
Sarah Kemp
-1
70-72-70
212
T64
Jeongeun Lee
-1
71-70-71
212
T64
Albane Valenzuela
-1
71-70-71
212
T64
Kris Tamulis
-1
72-67-73
212
T69
Jing Yan
E
72-70-71
213
T69
Mirim Lee
E
67-75-71
213
T69
Lindy Duncan
E
70-71-72
213
T69
So Yeon Ryu
E
72-67-74
213
T69
Muni He
E
70-67-76
213
T74
Yujeong Son
1
72-70-72
214
T74
A Lim Kim
1
68-69-77
214
76
Min Lee
2
68-73-74
215
T77
Jaye Marie Green
4
71-71-75
217
T77
In Kyung Kim
4
72-69-76
217
79
Vicky Hurst
5
70-72-76
218
Ayako Uehara
CUT
76-67
143
Ashleigh Buhai
CUT
73-70
143
Peiyun Chien
CUT
72-71
143
Haley Moore
CUT
72-71
143
Mariah Stackhouse
CUT
72-71
143
Aditi Ashok
CUT
71-72
143
Jaravee Boonchant
CUT
71-72
143
Maria Fassi
CUT
71-72
143
Angel Yin
CUT
71-72
143
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
CUT
70-73
143
Moriya Jutanugarn
CUT
70-73
143
Sophia Popov
CUT
70-73
143
Sarah Jane Smith
CUT
70-73
143
Rachel Heck (a)
CUT
69-74
143
Brianna Do
CUT
68-75
143
Kendall Dye
CUT
76-68
144
Dani Holmqvist
CUT
76-68
144
Louise Ridderstrom
CUT
74-70
144
Yu Liu
CUT
73-71
144
Benyapa Niphatsophon
CUT
73-71
144
Emma Talley
CUT
73-71
144
Valentina Haupt
CUT
72-72
144
Amy Olson
CUT
72-72
144
Dottie Ardina
CUT
71-73
144
Cydney Clanton
CUT
71-73
144
Lauren Kim
CUT
70-74
144
Paula Creamer
CUT
69-75
144
Kristen Gillman
CUT
69-75
144
Katherine Perry-Hamski
CUT
68-76
144
Mind Muangkhumsakul
CUT
75-70
145
Jillian Hollis
CUT
74-71
145
Linnea Johansson
CUT
74-71
145
Tiffany Joh
CUT
73-72
145
Wichanee Meechai
CUT
73-72
145
Dana Finkelstein
CUT
72-73
145
Min Seo Kwak
CUT
72-73
145
Kristy McPherson
CUT
72-73
145
Alena Sharp
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
Ashli Bunch
CUT
74-73
147
Daniela Darquea
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
Na Yeon Choi
CUT
77-72
149
Suzuka Yamaguchi
CUT
77-72
149
Natalie Gulbis
CUT
76-73
149
Mariajo Uribe
CUT
76-73
149
Kyung Kim
CUT
77-73
150
Jaclyn Lee
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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