Hataoka, 17, leads by 1 at LPGA Q-School

(AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Japanese teen Nasa Hataoka shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the third of five rounds in the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament.

The 17-year-old Hataoka had four birdies and a bogey on the Jones Course to reach 14-under 202 at LPGA International. She won a Japan LPGA major in October.

"It is cool to see my name at the top of the leaderboard," Hataoka said through a translator. "I don't want to get greedy, but I want to get to 20 under. I really want to work on my course management over the final two days."


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