Thursday, June 26, 2014

Earth Mondamin Cup Thursday: Sun-Ju Ahn Takes Lead with Opening 66

It's a rare week when the JLPGA and KLPGA hosts a 72-hole tournaments while the LPGA's is only 54 holes long, but that's what we're dealing with this one.  Over in Chiba prefecture, Sun-Ju Ahn has opened the Earth Mondamin Cup with a 7-birdie 66 to take a 1-shot lead on Miki Sakai, a 2-shot lead on the likes of Mi-Jeong Jeon, Shiho Oyama, Mayu Hattori, and Teresa Lu, and a 3-shot lead on such players as Ji-Hee Lee, Junko Omote, Ritsuko Ryu, Maiko Wakabayashi, and Young Kim.

There's a long way to go, and with Misuzu Narita and Momoko Ueda among others at -2, Yuri Fudoh, last week's winner Ji-Yai Shin, Mamiko Higa, and Ayaka Watanabe among those at -1, and Rikako Morita, Miki Saiki, Phoebe Yao, and defending champion Natsuka Hori at E, Ahn will need to keep the pedal to the metal.  But unless Bo-Mee Lee and Sakura Yokomine at +1, Yumiko Yoshida and Na Zhang at +3, and Onnarin Sattayabanphot at +5 can play much better tomorrow, they won't be a threat to Ahn because they won't be playing on the weekend.

More tomorrow!

[Update 1 (6:19 am):  Whoops, the new KLPGA event I had on my 2014 worldwide women's professional schedule got moved to mid-September and shortened to 54 holes.  Either that, or there was a mistake on wikipedia!]


Anonymous said...

You are correct - there are changes to the KLPGA Schedule which tends to happen.

Kyochon Honey Ladies was moved from May to August, the Volvik Women's Open was moved June to September and they have added a new event Jeju called the Jeju Samdasoo Masters which will be played in three weeks. In-bee Park is sponsored by Jeju Samdasoo so she may make an appearance.

The Constructivist said...