Nasa Hataoka made history today at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship when she became the fifth player to make two aces in an LPGA event, and first since 2016.
Her hole-in-one today came at the par-3 sixth at Pinnacle Country Club in Rodgers, Arkansas, measuring 180 yards. Aside from her ace, she made 5 birdies with one bogey for a 6-under 64. She enters the third round at 12-under, and in a share of the lead.
Joining her at 12-under is Minjee Lee who fired a bogey-free 63, making six birdies on the front-side of Pinnacle CC. Through two rounds, Lee has yet to make a bogey.
Jeongeun Lee6 tied Hataoka for the lowest round of the day, 63. The 2019 U.S. Women’s Open champion, through 36 holes, has made just one bogey. She enters the final round just two back of the two leaders.
Notable names in the mix include U.S. Solheim Cup star Jennifer Kupcho (T-6), Yuka Saso (T-9), Danielle Kang (T-9), Jin Young Ko (T-9), and Maria Fassi (T-18).
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