The 1st round of the JLPGA's 1st major of 2009, the Salonpas Cup, is in the books, and the leaderboard is packed with some of the hottest golfers in Asia. Let's jump right to it!
T1/-4 Ji-Hee Lee, Mi-Jeong Jeon, Akiko Fukushima, Hyun-Ju Shin (68)
T5/-3 Shinobu Moromizato, Ah-Reum Hwang, Tamie Durdin, Yukari Baba, Yasuko Satoh (69)
T10/-2 Chie Arimura, Maiko Wakabayashi, Saiki Fujita, Yun-Jye Wei, Ai Ogawa (70)
T15/-1 Paula Creamer, Akane Iijima, Hiroko Yamaguchi, Yuki Ichinose (71)
T24/E Yuri Fudoh, Yuko Mitsuka, Erina Hara, Li-Ying Ye (72)
T34/+1 Sakura Yokomine, Miho Koga, Ayako Uehara, Bo-Bae Song, Eun A Lim, Woo Soon Ko, Da-Ye Na (73)
T49/+2 Hiromi Mogi, Rui Kitada, Mie Nakata, Nikki Campbell, Rikako Morita (74)
T65/+3 Gwladys Nocera, Miki Saiki, Midori Yoneyama, Yuko Saitoh, Sakurako Mori (75)
T79/+4 Na Zhang, Kaori Higo (76)
T97/+6 Ji-Woo Lee (78)
T104/+7 Riko Higashio, Esther Lee (79)
T110/+8 Kumiko Kaneda (80)
Asian Golf Daily does a decent job on the 1st round, but they should know that Hwang is not Korean and have a better sense of who the big names on the JLPGA are. At least they're covering the event--I'm still waiting on the Kyodo story to go online.... More later!