A hole in 1 on the 158-yard 4th hole today at the Earth Mondamin Cup propelled 1st-round leader Sun-Ju Ahn to a 2-shot lead on Saiki Fujita, Erina Hara, and Teresa Lu and a 3-shot lead on a group of 8 golfers that includes Mi-Jeong Jeon, Yuko Mitsuka, and Miki Sakai.
At -9, Ahn will have to deal with 29 players within 5 shots of her, including Ji-Hee Lee, Shiho Oyama, and Misuzu Narita at -5, so she can't rest easy over the next 36 holes. But with Yuri Fudoh, Momoko Ueda, Na Zhang, Yumiko Yoshida, Shinobu Moromizato, Onnarin Sattayabanphot, Esther Lee, Mamiko Higa, and Ayaka Watanabe among those missing the cut, and with Ji-Yai Shin (-3), Miki Saiki (-3), Bo-Mee Lee (-2), Sakura Yokomine (-2), Rikako Morita (-1), Natsuka Hori (-1), and Ritsuko Ryu (-1) well back in the field, things are looking pretty good for Big Mama to score another JLPGA knockout!
Can 2014's 1st female 3-time winner also become its 1st 4-time winner? Stay tuned over the weekend to find out!