Japanese teen Hataoka gets 1st LPGA win

(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) Nasa Hataoka didn't have the star power in her final grouping at the NW Arkansas Championship.

What the Japanese teenager did have by the time she was finished was her first victory on the LPGA Tour.

Hataoka shot an 8-under 63 to run away with the tournament at Pinnacle Country Club on Sunday. The 19-year-old did so in record-breaking fashion, finishing with a tournament-best 21-under 192 total - three better than the mark set last year by So Yeon Ryu.


Money Leaders: LPGA Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 Ariya Jutanugarn $1,754,523
2 Inbee Park $878,137
3 Moriya Jutanugarn $769,296
4 Minjee Lee $739,734
5 Nasa Hataoka $642,146
6 Jin Young Ko $619,733
7 Hyo Joo Kim $603,853
8 Brooke Henderson $602,142
9 So Yeon Ryu $596,448
10 Lydia Ko $586,104
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