Despite the good scoring at the top of the leaderboard, my old stomping ground Fukuoka hasn't been kind to the majority of the field. Ayako Uehara's stuck in neutral at E, recent money-list leader Rikako Morita dropped back there with a 74, and Momoko Ueda fell from -4 for the week standing on the 6th tee today to E walking off the 18th green. And they're still playing tomorrow. Money-list leader Miki Saiki is in at +2 and so is living legend Yuri Fudoh at +3, but out are Bo-Mee Lee, Young Kim, Harukyo Nomura, and Teresa Lu, among many others. Cutting the field to the top 50 and ties as the JLPGA typically does is tough!
With 3 Thai stars near the top of the LPGA leaderboard in Alabama, wouldn't it be neat if Thai women swept the two biggest female tours in the world? It's almost enough to make me not root for Shiho Oyama!