With 18 holes left to play at the LPGA’s Toto Japan Classic at Taiheiyo Club Minori Course, Nasa Hataoka and Shiho Kuwaki are tied for the lead at 20 under, one ahead of Mone Inami.
After opening with a 64, Hataoka has signed for consecutive 66s while Kuwaki has gone 65-65-66.
In all, eight Japanese players sit inside the top 10 (12 players), including Hataoka, Kuwaki and Inami.
One of the big movers on Day 3 was American Rose Zhang, who fired a 7-under 65 thanks to eight birdies and one bogey. She’s tied for ninth after 54 holes, five back of the leaders.
Final-round coverage will be aired on Golf Channel on Saturday night and Sunday morning from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. ET.
Rookie @rosezhang rose up the leaderboard with 8 birdies on Saturday 👀
She sits 5 back at T9 headed into the final day at the TOTO Japan Classic pic.twitter.com/7LrfNCmnNp
— LPGA (@LPGA) November 4, 2023