Hataoka continues to lead; Muñoz, Ciganda and Iturrioz make the cut

Spanish women's golf completed a brilliant day in which three of its four representatives will play this weekend.

The Japanese Nasa Hataoka this time was not perfect in the second round of the Marathon LPGA Classic tournament to deliver a card of 69 hits (-2), but enough for her to continue as the leader with a cumulative 130 (-12), two ahead of the American Mina Harigae (132, -10). Hataoka needed another streak of birdies to maintain the lead on Friday at the Marathon LPGA Classic.

One day after making six straight birdies in a 10-under 61 start, the 22-year-old Japanese golfer had four in a row at Nos. 14-17 that saved her the day after she had previously committed four bogeys. "My shots weren't as good as yesterday," Hataoka admitted. "I didn't have so many opportunities and yes a lot of problems, but I was able to fix that in the last part and get back up." His lead was reduced from four to two shots, with Harigae second after his second consecutive 66 (-5) bogey-free record.

While Spanish women's golf completed a brilliant day in which three of its four players who started in the tournament table managed to overcome the cut (par) and will be in the weekend's competition.

The best of those classified was again Azahara Muñoz who finished with a record of 70 (-1) for an accumulated record of 139 (-3) that left her in 37th place. Her compatriot, Carlota Ciganda, handed over a signed card of 71 (par ) and reached 141 strokes (-1) to share the 56th position with 10 other players. Nuria Iturrioz also passed the cut, making an excellent run for a record of 67 strokes (-4) that boosted her to 67th place with a cumulative 142 (par) .

The cross of the coin for Spanish golf was the elimination of Luna Sobrón, who repeated a 74-stroke card (+3), without having the option of fighting to be in the weekend, where neither will the four representatives who entered in the main draw.

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