Friday, July 19, 2013
Samantha Thavasa Ladies Friday: Junko Omote Fires 63 to Open Up 3-Shot Lead
Junko Omote fired a bogey-free 63 at the Samantha Thavasa Ladies in Ibaraki today to take a 3-shot lead on Saiki Fujita and Yumiko Yoshida. Omote's in a great position to notch her 2nd win of 2013 on the JLPGA and 4th in her 15 years-plus professional career, but she'll need to stay ahead of Ji-Hee Lee, Ritsuko Ryu, Natsuka Hori, and Hyun-Ju Shin at -5, Yukari Baba, Akane Iijima, Rui Kitada, and Kumiko Kaneda at -4, and Rikako Morita, Mi-Jeong Jeon, Sakura Yokomine, Bo-Mee Lee, Harukyo Nomura, and Yuko Mitsuka at -3. Ji-Hee Lee at -2 and Sun Ju Ahn at -1 will probably have to do something special tomorrow on moving day to get into the mix, as well.