Japan's Nasa Hataoka shot a 3-under 68 to finish in a tie for seventh at the Dana Open golf tournament won by Mexico's Gaby Lopez on Sunday.

Hataoka recorded her third top-10 finish in her last four starts with a 14-under 270 total, four strokes behind Lopez at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio.

Nasa Hataoka of Japan hits off the first tee during the final round of the Dana Open at the Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, on Sept. 4, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Gaby Lopez of Mexico poses with the victor's trophy after winning the Dana Open golf tournament at the Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, on Sept. 4, 2022. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

The 23-year-old Hataoka, who last year won this tournament, previously known as the Marathon LPGA Classic, entered the final round three strokes off the lead, needing a low round to contend.

She stumbled with back-to-back bogeys on the fourth and fifth holes but regrouped to birdie five of the next six holes, finishing the round with six birdies and three bogeys.

"I put myself in a tough situation with early bogeys," Hataoka said. "My shots got better as the round went on, but I didn't win the tournament because I failed to pick up shots when I really needed to."

"I still finished in the top 10 and had a good tournament overall."

Lopez stormed to a one-shot victory over Megan Khang of the United States with eight birdies, including three straight on her final three holes, in a bogey-free round.

She picked up her first win of the season and third of her career on the LPGA Tour.

Of the other Japanese players in the field, Ayaka Furue shared 29th place at 9 under, and Yuka Saso was a further stroke back in a tie for 38th.