Megumi Kido Wins 2012 Samantha Thavasa Girls Collection Ladies Tournament For First JLPGA Victory

Megumi Kido

It’s not an easy thing to close out a first victory, no matter what kind of lead one has. With a 4 shot cushion overnight, Megumi Kido didn’t need to be spectacular to finish with the title, but with players like Mi-Jeong Jeon, Jiyai Shin and Yuri Fudoh on her tail, Kido also couldn’t fall apart. Playing her first two rounds with 13 birdies against a only 1 bogey, it was a different story in the final round. She counted 5 birdies but stumbled with a bogey on 7 and a double bogey on the par 3 9th. Her 2-under 70 gave just a slight crack for the other players. MJJ and Jiyai would rally with 4-under 68s. Yuri Fudoh would put in a 3-under 69. South Korean So-Hee Kim (not Song-Hee Kim) would best them all with a clean 6 birdie, no bogey 6-under 66. But alas, the charges by the other players would prove too little, too late. Kido’s lead was enough to withstand the charges and earn Megumi her very first JLPGA title. Other notables: Sakura Yokomine finished tied for 14th, world #2 Na Yeon Choi finished tied for 18th, 12-time JLPGA Chie Arimura and Korean sensation Char-Young Kim both finished tied for 24th.

MEGUMI KIDO

MI-JEONG JEON and MEGUMI KIDO

ASAKO FUJIMOTO

CHAR-YOUNG KIM

CHIE ARIMURA

EUN-BI JANG

JIYAI SHIN

MI-JEONG JEON

NA YEON CHOI

NATSU NAGAI

RIKAKO MORITA

RITSUKO RYU

SAKURA YOKOMINE

SO-HEE KIM

YURI FUDOH

Position Player ToPar Thru Today
1 Megumi Kido -14 F -2
2 Mi-Jeong Jeon -12 F -4
3 So-Hee Kim -11 F -6
Ji-Yai Shin -11 F -4
5 Yuri Fudoh -10 F -3
6 Eun-Bi Jang -9 F -6
Natsu Nagai -9 F -2
8 Rikako Morita -8 F -4
Asako Fujimoto -8 F -1
10 Eun-A Lim -7 F -4
Hsuan-Yu Yao -7 F -3
Miki Saiki -7 F -3
Ritsuko Ryu -7 F E
14 Sakura Yokomine -6 F -3
Na-Ri Lee -6 F -3
Erika Kikuchi -6 F -2
Esther Lee -6 F +1
18 Teresa Lu -5 F -3
Na-Yeon Choi -5 F -2
Yumiko Yoshida -5 F -2
Nobuko Kizawa -5 F -2
Hyun-Ju Shin -5 F -1
Mihoko Iseri -5 F -1
24 Char-Young Kim -4 *F -2
Chie Arimura -4 *F -3
Yuki Ichinose -4 F -1
Bo-Bae Song -4 *F -3
Porani Chutichai -4 F -1
Harukyo Nomura -4 F -1
Yukari Baba -4 F E
Ah-Reum Hwang -4 F +2
32 Yeo-Jin Kang -3 F E
Hiromi Mogi -3 F +1
Miki Sakai -3 *F -3
Rui Kitada -3 F +1
Natsuka Hori -3 *F -3
37 Orie Fujino -2 *F E
Mayu Hattori -2 *F -1
Na-Ri Kim -2 *F -1
Soo-Yun Kang -2 F +2
Ikue Asama -2 *F -2
Yui Kawahara -2 F +2
43 Misuzu Narita -1 F +1
Hiromi Takesue -1 *F E
Shiho Toyonaga -1 *F -1
Airi Saitoh -1 *F -1
47 Noriko Yamashita E *F +1
Hiroko Fukushima E *F +1
Saiki Fujita E *F E
Satsuki Oshiro E F +4
Yun-Jye Wei E F +5
52 Hiroe Tani +1 *F +1
Rie Murata +1 *F +1
Young Kim +1 *F +1
55 Ya-Huei Lu +2 *F +2
Kotono Kozuma +2 *F +2

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