CARLSBAD, California--Nasa Hataoka won the Kia Classic on Sunday at Aviara Golf Club for her third victory in her last 16 LPGA Tour starts.
The 20-year-old Japanese player closed with a 5-under 67 for a three-stroke victory over playing partner Inbee Park, top-ranked Sung Hyun Park, Jin Young Ko, Azahara Munoz and Danielle Kang.
Hoshide will head to the International Space Station this summer aboard the Russian spacecraft Soyuz for a five-month stay.
Hoshide's training on Monday involved the remote operation of the ISS's robotic arm. It will be used to grab a Japanese unmanned supply spaceship.