JLPGA Daio Paper ElleAir Ladies Open: Final Round

First Time JLPGA Winner, Na-Ri Kim of South Korea

At Ehime, Japan, Na-Ri Kim of South Korea used her third consecutive round in the 60s, the only player in the event to do so, to win the JLPGA Daio Paper ElleAir Ladies Open by one stroke over second round co-leader Yukari Baba.  Kim matched four birdies against one bogey on both the front side and the back side to complete the round at 6-under and 13-under overall.  Kim’s 66 was the low round of the day. Baba finished at 12-under after firing a 2-under 70 in the final round.  Her day including four birdies, but was spoiled by a double bogey on the par-4 6th.  Those two extra strokes would prove the difference between victory and bridesmaid status.  The other second round co-leader, Tamie Durdin of Australia, carded three birdies and three bogeys for an even round, remaining at 10-under for the tournament, three shots off the win and tied for 4th overall with Ayako Uehara.  South Korea’s Mi-Jeong Jeon rounded out the top 5 with an 11-under overall, including a five birdie, two bogey 3-under final round, for solo 3rd.  BKB favorite Sakura Yokomine finished at 7-under overall, tied for 7th place.

Order Total Player Name Total 1st 2nd fin
1 -13 Na-Ri Kim 203 69 68 66
2 -12 Yukari Baba 204 67 67 70
3 -11 Mi-Jeong Jeon 205 71 65 69
4 -10 Ayako Uehara 206 68 67 71
4 -10 Tamie Durdin 206 68 66 72
06 -9 Mayu Hattori 207 72 67 68
07 -7 Rui Kitada 209 67 71 71
07 -7 Hiromi Takesue 209 72 69 68
07 -7 Sakura Yokomine 209 70 70 69
10 -6 Chie Arimura 210 71 68 71
10 -6 Yumiko Yoshida 210 70 69 71
10 -6 Midori Yoneyama 210 71 72 67
13 -5 Sun-Ju Ahn 211 70 71 70
13 -5 Ji-Hee Lee 211 71 67 73
13 -5 Akane Iijima 211 72 68 71
13 -5 Shiho Oyama 211 72 71 68
13 -5 Yui Kawahara 211 66 73 72
13 -5 Asako Fujimoto 211 73 69 69
13 -5 Shinobu Moromizato 211 68 71 72
20 -4 Yun-Jye Wei 212 73 68 71
20 -4 Miki Saiki 212 72 68 72
20 -4 Orie Fujino 212 72 71 69
20 -4 Jae-Hee Bae 212 70 73 69
20 -4 Maiko Wakabayashi 212 74 68 70

Pics:

Na-Ri Kim

Yumiko Yoshida

Yukari Baba

Mi-Jeong Jeon

Sakura Yokomine


Hiromi Takesue

Chie Arimura

Akiko Fukushima


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