Saturday, March 9, 2013

LET and JLPGA Take Center Stage During LPGA's Week Off

Thanks to the LET's World Ladies Championship in China and the JLPGA's Daikin Orchid Ladies in Okinawa, the LPGA's top golfers have the option of continuing their winter Asian swing for an extra week before heading out to RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix next week.  Inbee Park (-14), Suzann Pettersen (-12), Carlota Ciganda (-8), Dewi Claire Schreefel (-6), and Shanshan Feng (-5) are all in the top 10 in China (not to mention Moriya Jutanugarn's little sister Ariya, who should be the LET Rookie of the Year), with a Park-Pettersen-Soo Jin Yang showdown in the works for tomorrow, while the final round of the JLPGA's season opener will begin with Harukyo Nomura (-5), Mika Miyazato (-4), and Ayako Uehara (-3) well behind leaders Megumi Kido (-10) and Rikako Morita (-9), although well within reach of or already past former LPGAers Na-Ri Kim (-7), Soo-Yun Kang (-6), Onnarin Sattayabanphot (-5), Young Kim (-4), Shiho Oyama (-3), Teresa Lu (-2), and Shinobu Moromizato (-1), not to mention JLPGA heavy hitters Sakura Yokomine (-7), Ji-Hee Lee (-7), Mi-Jeong Jeon (-2), and Sun-Ju Ahn (-1).

Whoops, there's SMAP on Japan TV.  I'll let you know who prevails tomorrow!

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