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Golf: Hataoka 2 shots off lead at Indy Women in Tech Championship

Nasa Hataoka (Kyodo)

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (Kyodo) -- Japan's Nasa Hataoka is two shots off the lead following the opening round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship on Thursday.

Lizette Salas of the United States set the pace on the first day, carding a 10-under-par 62 for the sole lead at Brickyard Crossing.

Nineteen-year-old LPGA rookie Hataoka hit an 8-under 64 for a share of second place with Angel Yin of the United States.

The rising talent, who won her maiden LPGA title in June at the NW Arkansas Championship, completed a bogey-free round with eight birdies.

"I'm really happy that I didn't have any bogeys. My putting felt especially good today," Hataoka said.

Among other Japanese players, Sakura Yokomine is 4-under, while Harukyo Nomura finished the round at even par.

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