Sunday, November 22, 2009

Daio Paper ElleAir Ladies Overview: Arimura Hits the -20 Mark, Gets Win #5 of '09

2nd-round leader Chie Arimura followed up on yesterday's scintillating 62 with a bogey-free 67, her 2nd of the week at the Daio Paper ElleAir Ladies, to reach -20 over the 54-hole event and match Shinobu Moromizato and Sakura Yokomine with 5 wins on the season. 3 birdies in her last 4 holes sealed an 8-shot margin of victory over amateur Harukyo Nomura, one of the largest in my memory of covering the JLPGA. Yuko Mitsuka, who's headed for LPGA Q-School in a couple of weeks, was the only other player in the field to break 70 all 3 rounds, and she ended up 9 behind Arimura.

1st/-20 Chie Arimura (67-62-67)
2nd/-12 Harukyo Nomura (67-66-71)
T3/-11 Rui Kitada (70-67-68), Yuko Mitsuka (68-69-68)
T5/-10 Michie Ohba (71-68-67), Mayu Hattori (72-66-68), Momoko Ueda (67-71-68), Nikki Campbell (66-70-70)
T9/-9 Shinobu Moromizato (68-71-68), Yuri Fudoh (70-68-69), Ah-Reum Hwang (68-69-70), Ji-Hee Lee (67-70-70), Toshimi Kimura (68-66-73)

T14/-8 Kuniko Maeda (70-68-70), Maria Iida (70-68-70), Julie Lu (69-69-70)
T18/-7 Bo-Bae Song (72-67-70), Yukari Baba (66-72-71)
T20/-6 Miho Koga (70-71-69), Hyun-Ju Shin (70-71-69), Miki Saiki (69-69-72)
T24/-5 Na-Ri Lee (72-69-70), Eun-A Lim (75-65-71)
T27/-4 So-Hee Kim (73-70-69)
T29/-3 Yumiko Yoshida (75-69-69), Mi-Jeong Jeon (70-73-70), Hiromi Mogi (75-67-71), Ji-Woo Lee (68-73-72)
T37/-2 Sakura Yokomine (74-70-70), Yuko Saitoh (72-69-73)
T40/-1 Esther Lee (73-69-73), Akane Iijima (72-70-73), Erina Hara (71-71-73)
T47/E Saiki Fujita (73-71-72), Yun-Jye Wei (74-69-73)
54th/+4 Yuki Ichinose (69-74-77)

With 1 week to go in the money-list race, Moromizato's 7-shot lead on Yokomine this week didn't translate into that much of a bigger lead in yen. And Arimura is right in the mix.

1. Shinobu Moromizato ¥155.43M
2. Sakura Yokomine ¥150.02M
3. Chie Arimura ¥138.39M

4. Mi-Jeong Jeon ¥126.18M

5. Yuko Mitsuka ¥89.79M

6. Bo-Bae Song ¥71.21M
7. Ji-Hee Lee ¥69.86M
8. Miho Koga ¥69.70M

9. Yukari Baba ¥56.18M

10. Nikki Campbell ¥49.75M
11. Ayako Uehara ¥46.68M
12. Eun-A Lim ¥46.36M
13. Akiko Fukushima ¥45.79M
14. Yuko Saitoh ¥43.84M
15. Yuri Fudoh ¥43.49M
16. Rui Kitada ¥42.47M
17. Miki Saiki ¥41.92M
18. Ai Miyazato ¥41.06M

19. Ah-Reum Hwang ¥39.59M
20. Ji-Yai Shin ¥37.42M
21. Tamie Durdin ¥37.00M
22. Momoko Ueda ¥37.00M

23. Erina Hara ¥34.79M
24. Mayu Hattori ¥34.64M
25. Akane Iijima ¥32.80M
26. Hiromi Mogi ¥32.35M

27. Rikako Morita ¥30.40M
28. Michie Ohba ¥29.00M
29. Na-Ri Lee ¥28.29M
30. Maiko Wakabayashi ¥28.16M
31. Ji-Woo Lee ¥27.04M
32. Midori Yoneyama ¥26.91M
33. Hyun-Ju Shin ¥26.41M
34. Saiki Fujita ¥26.38M
35. Kaori Aoyama ¥26.05M
36. Li-Ying Ye ¥25.01M

37. So-Hee Kim ¥20.74M
38. Julie Lu ¥20.07M
39. Yuki Ichinose ¥19.21M

40. Nobuko Kizawa ¥17.81M
41. Hiromi Takesue ¥17.59M
42. Yui Kawahara ¥16.72M
43. Junko Omote ¥16.56M
44. Mie Nakata ¥16.52M
45. Tomoko Kusakabe ¥16.50M
46. Maria Iida ¥16.48M
47. Kuniko Maeda ¥15.75M
48. Yun-Jye Wei ¥15.32M
49. Natsu Nagai ¥15.06M
50. Tomomi Hirose ¥14.83M

So these players won't have to do JLPGA Q-School. The 2009 winners face off in the Ricoh Cup for all the marbles! Should be good!

[Update 1 (4:55 pm): Congrats to Hee Kyung Seo for her 5th win on the KLPGA. She runs the table on all their top awards, and she did it by making birdies in bunches down the stretch. The Kyoraku Cup should be awesome this season!]

[Update 1 (11/23/09, 7:17 pm): Here are the highlights, courtesy of reader John!

Onechan, imoto, and I heard Arimura mention "tanjobi" in her post-round itnerview, and, sure enough, she won on her 22nd birthday!]

1 comment:

John said...

Great result from Chie..

Click on the link below for some highlights from youtube.