Walmart NW Arkansas Championship R3

Nasa Hataoka wins fifth LPGA titl

NW Arkansas 2021 R3
September 24-26
Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers, Arkansas
$2,300,000
Round 1, Round 2

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Japan’s Nasa Hataoka signed for a final round 67 to finish at 16-under 197 and earn her second title of the year at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G.


NW Arkansas 2021 R3

Her second win in this event ,after becoming a Rolex First-Time Winner in 2018, is also her fifth title on the LPGA Tour.

“My first win being here and of course the two holes-in-one [in the second round], it kind of feels like it’s my power spot,” said Hataoka.


NW Arkansas 2021 R3

Hataoka fired five birdies and a single bogey at the par-4 13th, narrowly avoiding a double-bogey.

“It was pretty tight, very stressful because the other players were so close to me. It was pretty stressful for me, yeah. The grass type, it matches what I was doing when I was young, and so I’m able to kind of know how it reacts, so that kind of helps me. And so I like this course.”


NW Arkansas 2021 R3

She now has the third-most victories by a Japanese player behind Ayako Okamoto (17) and Ai Miyazato (9).

South Korean Eun-Hee Ji and Australian Minjee Lee tied for second at 15-under. Ji signed for a bogey-free 67 having made two birdies and an eagle at the par-5 14th.

Lee struggled on the front nine making the turn in 36 after two birdies and two bogeys but produced three more birdies to close with a 68.


NW Arkansas 2021 R3

Yuka Saso of the Philippines and American Danielle Kang tied for fourth at 14-under after both recording 65s.

Saso, making her first appearance in Arkansas after a month-long break, produced two eagles at the par-5s 7th and 18th, four birdies and two bogeys in her final round.

“I had probably like 230 [yards] to the flag [on No. 7], help wind. Had 5-wood probably like 50 or 60 feet putt, left to right. Pretty long putt. It was pretty good, and went in. Maybe lucky,” said Saso. “On 18 I got to like 210-215 to the flag, into. I had a 5-wood again, and actually after I hit I said, ‘Good.’ So I hit pretty good shot and had two eagles today.”

American Stacy Lewis (66) and South Korean Jin Young Ko (67) tied for sixth at 12-under.


NW Arkansas 2021 R3

Eight players tied for eighth at 11-under, including past champion So Yeon Ryu of South Korea, who signed for a final-round 62 for the round of the week. Ryu originally set the tournament 18-hole scoring record when she won in 2017.

“I had 10 birdies today. You know, was really kind of feeling bad to make that the second hole, because that was three-putt. But it was really, really great to have a super low round. Haven’t done it for a while. And then it’s definitely help me out to gain some confidence,” said Ryu. “Today, definitely my second shot was much better, which means I feel like I’m in the right progress. I really want to take this opportunity as gaining my confidence level and then just keep going to enjoy the golf.”

NW Arkansas 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Nasa Hataoka
-16
65-65-67
197
T2
Eun-Hee Ji
-15
63-68-67
198
T2
Minjee Lee
-15
67-63-68
198
T4
Yuka Saso
-14
69-65-65
199
T4
Danielle Kang
-14
68-66-65
199
T6
Stacy Lewis
-12
67-68-66
201
T6
Jin Young Ko
-12
68-66-67
201
T8
So Yeon Ryu
-11
69-71-62
202
T8
Lexi Thompson
-11
67-70-65
202
T8
Chella Choi
-11
66-70-66
202
T8
Lindsey Weaver
-11
65-71-66
202
T8
Aditi Ashok
-11
65-70-67
202
T8
Moriya Jutanugarn
-11
68-66-68
202
T8
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-11
65-68-69
202
T8
Jeongeun Lee6
-11
69-63-70
202
T16
Haeji Kang
-10
66-72-65
203
T16
In Gee Chun
-10
66-70-67
203
T16
Jennifer Kupcho
-10
67-66-70
203
T19
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-9
70-70-64
204
T19
Mina Harigae
-9
70-69-65
204
T19
Jennifer Song
-9
68-70-66
204
T19
Lauren Kim
-9
67-69-68
204
T19
Dana Finkelstein
-9
67-67-70
204
T19
Klara Spilkova
-9
65-69-70
204
T25
Azahara Munoz
-8
70-71-64
205
T25
Su Oh
-8
72-66-67
205
T25
Megan Khang
-8
69-69-67
205
T25
Lydia Ko
-8
68-70-67
205
T25
Brooke M. Henderson
-8
67-71-67
205
T25
Esther Henseleit
-8
67-71-67
205
T25
Jenny Shin
-8
67-68-70
205
T25
A Lim Kim
-8
63-71-71
205
T25
Ariya Jutanugarn
-8
66-66-73
205
T34
Ally Ewing
-7
69-72-65
206
T34
Sarah Jane Smith
-7
70-69-67
206
T34
Brittany Lincicome
-7
69-70-67
206
T34
Jeongeun Lee
-7
69-70-67
206
T34
Min Lee
-7
68-71-67
206
T34
Celine Boutier
-7
69-69-68
206
T34
Austin Ernst
-7
68-66-72
206
T34
Sarah Burnham
-7
64-69-73
206
T42
Brittany Altomare
-6
72-69-66
207
T42
Mi Jung Hur
-6
71-70-66
207
T42
Lauren Coughlin
-6
71-69-67
207
T42
Mo Martin
-6
69-70-68
207
T42
Carlota Ciganda
-6
69-70-68
207
T42
Lindy Duncan
-6
67-70-70
207
T42
Ashleigh Buhai
-6
66-71-70
207
T42
Matilda Castren
-6
71-64-72
207
T42
Katherine Kirk
-6
63-71-73
207
T51
Na Yeon Choi
-5
70-71-67
208
T51
Lee Lopez
-5
69-69-70
208
T51
Madelene Sagstrom
-5
70-66-72
208
T51
Dani Holmqvist
-5
69-67-72
208
T51
Maria Fassi
-5
68-67-73
208
T56
Dottie Ardina
-4
72-69-68
209
T56
Sei Young Kim
-4
71-70-68
209
T56
Jasmine Suwannapura
-4
70-70-69
209
T56
Cydney Clanton
-4
69-70-70
209
T56
Maria Fernanda Torres
-4
68-71-70
209
T56
Elizabeth Szokol
-4
67-71-71
209
T56
Jackie Stoelting
-4
68-66-75
209
T63
Yealimi Noh
-3
74-67-69
210
T63
Pernilla Lindberg
-3
73-68-69
210
T63
Perrine Delacour
-3
70-71-69
210
T63
Sophia Popov
-3
69-72-69
210
T63
Kelly Tan
-3
71-69-70
210
T63
Paula Reto
-3
69-69-72
210
T63
Patty Tavatanakit
-3
68-70-72
210
T63
Jing Yan
-3
66-70-74
210
T71
Daniela Darquea
-2
68-73-70
211
T71
Nuria Iturrioz
-2
69-71-71
211
T71
Brooke Matthews (a)
-2
67-70-74
211
T74
Bianca Pagdanganan
-1
76-65-71
212
T74
Janie Jackson
-1
72-69-71
212
T74
Jaye Marie Green
-1
70-71-71
212
T74
Andrea Lee
-1
70-71-71
212
T74
Ana Belac
-1
69-72-71
212
T74
Sung Hyun Park
-1
69-71-72
212
T74
Jennifer Chang
-1
68-72-72
212
81
Haley Moore
E
70-71-72
213
T82
Mi Hyang Lee
+1
71-70-73
214
T82
Gaby Lopez
+1
70-71-73
214
T82
Stephanie Meadow
+1
69-72-73
214
85
Brianna Do
+2
71-70-74
215
86
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
+5
67-72-79
218
Alana Uriell
WD
71-69
Ssu-Chia Cheng
CUT
72-70
142
Caroline Inglis
CUT
72-70
142
Ryann O’Toole
CUT
72-70
142
Katherine Perry-Hamski
CUT
71-71
142
Gerina Piller
CUT
71-71
142
Pornanong Phatlum
CUT
70-72
142
Haru Nomura
CUT
69-73
142
Wichanee Meechai
CUT
68-74
142
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
CUT
74-69
143
Wei-Ling Hsu
CUT
74-69
143
Kristen Gillman
CUT
73-70
143
Christina Kim
CUT
73-70
143
Giulia Molinaro
CUT
73-70
143
Sarah Schmelzel
CUT
73-70
143
Celine Herbin
CUT
71-72
143
Jenny Coleman
CUT
70-73
143
Bronte Law
CUT
70-73
143
Sarah Kemp
CUT
69-74
143
Alison Lee
CUT
69-74
143
Mind Muangkhumsakul
CUT
68-75
143
Babe Liu
CUT
76-68
144
Anne van Dam
CUT
75-69
144
Kendall Dye
CUT
74-70
144
Tiffany Chan
CUT
73-71
144
Kristy McPherson
CUT
73-71
144
Mariah Stackhouse
CUT
73-71
144
Marissa Steen
CUT
73-71
144
Albane Valenzuela
CUT
73-71
144
Nicole Broch Estrup
CUT
72-72
144
Alexa Pano (a)
CUT
72-72
144
Amy Yang
CUT
71-73
144
Emma Talley
CUT
74-71
145
Annie Park
CUT
73-72
145
Cheyenne Knight
CUT
72-73
145
Angela Stanford
CUT
72-73
145
Anna Nordqvist
CUT
71-74
145
Gemma Dryburgh
CUT
70-75
145
Luna Sobron Galmes
CUT
79-67
146
Brittany Lang
CUT
75-71
146
Benyapa Niphatsophon
CUT
75-71
146
Min Seo Kwak
CUT
74-72
146
Liz Nagel
CUT
73-73
146
Sandra Gal
CUT
76-71
147
Mel Reid
CUT
76-71
147
Linnea Strom
CUT
76-72
148
Alena Sharp
CUT
71-77
148
Caroline Masson
CUT
69-79
148
Cory Lopez (a)
CUT
73-76
149
Muni He
CUT
77-73
150
Kajal Mistry (a)
CUT
77-73
150
Sydnee Michaels
CUT
73-77
150
Angel Yin
CUT
76-75
151
Pavarisa Yoktuan
CUT
76-75
151
Esther Lee
CUT
73-78
151
Marina Alex
CUT
71-81
152
Mirim Lee
CUT
74-83
157
Jillian Hollis
WD
74
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