Friday, August 6, 2010

JLPGA Showdown Coming Up Next Week

Ai Miyazato and Momoko Ueda have committed to next week's NEC Karuizawa 72 Ladies event in the 1st JLPGA tournament after a 3-week summer break. A great finish for Miyazato in it would not only help her move back up the Rolex Rankings but also improve on her standing on the JLPGA money list, where she's currently 44th in 3 starts with a 71.60 scoring average. Ueda, meanwhile, is looking to jumpstart her season, as she has only 1 top 10 in 8 JLPGA starts and is stuck at 42nd on the money list with a 72.31 scoring average.

As of today, however, Ji-Yai Shin, Inbee Park, Seon Hwa Lee, and Teresa Lu are not entered in the event. Nor are the top 2 on the money list, Sun-Ju Ahn and Yuri Fudoh. So there won't be quite as many Rolex points at stake as there could have been. But pretty much everyone else who's a threat to win it--from defending champion Chie Arimura to Sakura Yokomine, Mi-Jeong Jeon, Rui Kitada, Akane Iijima, Ji-Hee Lee, Mayu Hattori, Shinobu Moromizato, Ayako Uehara, Young Kim, Bo-Bae Song, and Hyun-Ju Shin--are in it.

It should be good.

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