Ji-Yai Shin made 10 birdies today en route to a 65 that got her to double digits under par at the Nichirei Ladies and gave her a 4-shot lead on Esther Lee and Hikari Fujita. While Sakura Yokomine, Misuza Narita, and Rikako Morita will be fighting to move into contention at Pinehurst this weekend, Momoko Ueda, Shiho Oyama, and Yuri Fudoh will be trying to chase down the former world #1 who decided to focus exclusively on the JLPGA in 2014. If Shin can play like her nicknames (Chalk Line, Final Round Queen) tomorrow, she'll take her 6th career JLPGA title. I'm rooting for her!
[Update 1 (7:59 am): Meanwhile, Hyo Joo Kim has a great chance to capture her 1st KLPGA major and 1st win on that tour since 2012.]