Japan's Nasa Hataoka gave up a three-stroke lead during Sunday's final round of the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship, with her equal-second place finish meaning she ends the season without a win on the LPGA Tour for the first time since 2020.

The 24-year-old started the day tied for the lead with Amy Yang but a 3-under 69 was bettered by a 66 from the South Korean winner at Tiburon Golf Club's Gold Course in Naples, Florida. American Alison Lee tied Hataoka in second with a 24-under 264 total.

Nasa Hataoka of Japan hits out of the bunker on the seventh hole during the final round of the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida, on Nov. 19, 2023. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

"It's disappointing I couldn't improve my score," said Hataoka, who could not get her seventh win on tour and first since April last year after carding four birdies and a bogey on the day.

"I wavered on the back nine. It's frustrating I couldn't provide myself with chances."

Birdies on Nos. 1 and 5 for Hataoka and a bogey on the third from Yang left the Japanese with a three-shot lead, but three birdies and then an eagle on the par-4 13th allowed Yang to take the lead.

Hataoka bogeyed on the 16th before missing a 2-meter birdie putt on the 17th to finish in second as she did in 2021, while Yang birdied her last two holes and won the $2 million first prize.

"I managed to play with confidence but fell short. I have to win next time," said Hataoka, who held at least a share of the lead from the opening round and took positives from her best finish of the season.

"I hope to return stronger," she said.

Japan's Yuna Nishimura had a 67 and finished in a tie for 13th, 10 strokes behind Hataoka. Ayaka Furue was a further shot behind and ended in a tie for 16th, with Yuka Saso tied for 23rd another shot back.

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