Pocket Rocket Hataoka Wins In Japan!

Japanese teenager Nasa Hataoka (pictured) shot a dazzling five-under 67 to win the Japan Classic by two strokes.

This win is her second LPGA Tour triumph this season. Hataoka became the first home player in seven years to win the Japan title, firing seven birdies and two bogies on the final day for a three-day total of 14-under 202 at Seta Golf Club.

The diminutive 19-year-old, who is just 1.58 meters (5ft 2in) tall, sank further birdies at the par-four 14th and par-five last hole to seal the victory.

Local favorite Momoko Ueda, who won the Japan Classic in 2011, shot five birdies with a bogey for a 68 to share second place with Saki Nagamine and Spain’s Carlota Ciganda.