Friday, June 6, 2014
Yonex Ladies Friday: Shiho Oyama, Da-Ye Na, and Jennifer Hirano Take Early Lead
Shiho Oyama opened the Yonex Ladies with a 6-birdie 67, which tied her for the lead with KLPGA transplant Da-Ye Na and 24-year-old Jennifer Hirano, 1 shot ahead of veteran Soo-Yun Kang, #6 on the 2014 JLPGA money list Erina Hara, and young guns Misuzu Narita (who's #3 herself) and Julia Kurata. A large group rounded out the players in the 60s today and included Ji-Yai Shin, Yumiko Yoshida, Shinobu Moromizato, and last week's winner Teresa Lu. With defending champion Junko Omote at -1, Sakura Yokomine and money-list leader Bo-Mee Lee at E, and Sun-Ju Ahn (#2 on the money list) at +1, Oyama has a great chance to get her 14th career JLPGA victory this weekend. Let's see if she can take advantage of a great start!