In the 2nd round of the JLPGA's season-ending major, the Ricoh Cup, Mika Miyazato held it together while a lot of other players struggled, shooting a 2-birdie 71, tied for low round of the day. When 1st-round leader Rikako Morita ended her day with a triple bogey on the 408-yard par-4 18th to fall back into a tie with Sakura Yokomine at -1, Miyazato found herself with a 2-shot lead with 2 rounds to go. Also hanging in there today were JLPGA rookies Sun-Ju Ahn and Inbee Park, whose even-par rounds kept them within 3 shots of the lead.
Here's how the leaders and notables stand heading into the weekend:
1st/-3 Mika Miyazato (70-71)
T2/-1 Sakura Yokomine (72-71), Rikako Morita (67-76)
T4/E Sun-Ju Ahn (72-72), Inbee Park (72-72)
T6/+1 Na-Ri Kim (71-74), Yuri Fudoh (69-76), Miki Saiki (69-76)
T9/+2 Chie Arimura (72-74), Young Kim (72-74), Ayako Uehara (72-74)
12th/+3 Saiki Fujita (72-75)
13th/+4 Akane Iijima (71-77),
T14/+5 Ji-Hee Lee (75-74), Eun-A Lim (74-75), Nobuko Kizawa (73-76), Mi-Jeong Jeon (70-79), Hiromi Takesue (70-79)
T19/+6 Mayu Hattori (75-75), Na-Ri Lee (74-76)
T21/+8 Rui Kitada (78-74), Mie Nakata (74-78)
T23/+9 Akiko Fukushima (77-76), Hyun-Ju Shin (76-77), Nikki Campbell (74-79), Yoshimi Koda (74-79)
T27/+12 Yukari Baba (78-78), Shinobu Moromizato (78-78)
29th/+16 Yun-Jye Wei (79-81)
Lots of high scores--the weather must have been terrible!