[Photo]See a larger photoHataoka hit 10 birdies without a bogey and recorded 10 under 61 hits in the first round held at the Highland Medose Country Club (par 71) in Sylvania, Ohio on the 9th (Korean time). As of 5:45 am on that day, Hataoka finished the match first, with the name in the lead alone by 4 strokes in 2nd place while the match was still in progress. Hataoka is ranked 11th in the world ranking and has won the right to participate in the Tokyo Olympics. This world ranking is the highest among Japanese athletes, and is a candidate to compete for medals with Ko Jin Young (26), Park Inbee (32), Kim Sei Young (28), and Kim Hyo Ju (25) at the Tokyo Olympics. Is one of them. In particular, it is one of the most burdensome opponents for Korean players because the match is held in Japan, which can be said to be Hataoka’s home. Hataoka, who gave up participating in the Amundi Evian Championship, the fourth major tournament of the season to be held in France from the 22nd of this month for the Olympics, showed extraordinary competitiveness on the first day of this tournament. Hataoka, who started the game on the 10th hole, recorded the first birdie on the same day on the 13th hole, and then recorded 6 consecutive birdies from the 15th hole to the 18th hole and the second 2nd hole in the second half. He held his breath for a while at 3rd and 4th, but after taking 3 consecutive birdies from 5th to 7th, he finished the game with a par on the remaining holes. It showed an amazing accuracy of 100% green hit rate, and the fairway hit rate of the drive shot was also delicate with 78.5%. With only 26 putts, it was a perfect match. Hataoka, who had not been able to achieve such results until mid-May, changed the atmosphere by finishing second in the following US Women’s Open after deciding to enter the top 10 for the first time this season in 9th place in the Bank of Hope LPGA match play. It was. Although he dropped out due to a cut at the most recent KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, he demonstrated his explosive strength in this tournament and made a foothold for his first victory of the season. He has won a total of three LPGA tours, the last to win the 2019 Kia Classic. Among Korean players, Yang Hee-young (31) reduced 4 strokes to the 14th hole, and Choi Eun-jung (30) finished the game with 3 under 68 strokes. Park Inbee (32), the only Korean Olympic representative who participated in this tournament, finished the first round without being able to reduce the number of strokes at the even par.