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Washington – Japanese teen Nasa Hataoka captured her first LPGA title in tournament record fashion, firing an eight-under par 63 on Sunday to win the Northwest Arkansas Championship by six strokes. 

The 19-year-old became the 14th Japanese player to win an LPGA title by finishing 54 holes at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas, on 21-under par 192, the lowest score in tournament history. 

“I was focusing on my game for the entire 18 today. I’m so happy to win,” Hataoka said through a translator. “Winnin…
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