...not play all that well, it appears. Actually, poor weather conditions probably account for the fact that nobody in the field at the Yamaha Ladies Open broke 70. But that alone can't explain Yuki Sakurai batting for the quadruple quad and failing to break 90. Or Mi-Jeong Jeon finishing +3 over her final 5 holes to drop from a share of the lead to a 73. With most of the JLPGA's finest acquitting themselves well at Mission Hills, it was a great opportunity for #9 Jeon, #11 Yuko Mitsuka, #12 Hyun-Ju Shin, and #13 Bo-Bae Song to make a big statement to the rest of the field. Instead, they're lurking after today's round--in a huge crowd.
T1/-2 Midori Yoneyama, Ikue Asana, Yuka Shiroto (70)
T4/-1 Hyun-Ju Shin, Mayu Hattori, Mie Nakata, Kuniko Maeda, Mihoko Takahashi, Mika Takushima, Maki Sasayama, Nachiyo Ohtani (71)
T12/E Bo-Bae Song, Ayako Uehara, Ji-Woo Lee, Sakurako Mori (72)
T18/+1 Mi-Jeong Jeon, Yuko Mitsuka, Erina Hara, Saiki Fujita, Ritsuko Ryu, Nikki Campbell (73)
T30/+2 Miki Saiki, So-Hee Kim (74)
T38/+3 Shinobu Moromizato, Hiromi Mogi, Yun-Jye Wei, Rui Kitada, Yuki Ichinose, Kumiko Kaneda (75)
T51/+4 Na Zhang, Hiroko Yamaguchi, Yukari Baba, Rikako Morita (76)
T63/+5 Akane Iijima, Esther Lee (77)
T69/+6 Chie Arimura, Maiko Wakabayashi, Riko Higashio (78)
T79/+7 Eun-A Lim (79)
T96/+9 Kaori Higo, Woo-Soon Ko (81)
106th/+19 Yuki Sakurai (91)
Those at +4 could just as easily jump into contention as miss the cut. Moving day tomorrow should be quite interesting!