Mamiko Higa Wins 2013 Yamaha Ladies Open Katsuragi

Mamiko Higa, 2013 Yamaha Ladies Open Katsuragi

It’s been an exciting JLPGA season so far. For the third time in five tournaments, victory was decided in a playoff. For the third week in row, there has been a first time winner. Honors for the 2013 Yamaha Ladies Open Katsuragi go to 19-year old Mamiko Higa, who won with a birdie on the second playoff hole. She emerged victorious after a three-way regulation tie with Kaori Ohe and Teresa Lu. Mamiko began her fourth and final round in 12th place, but creeped up the leaderboard as players like 3rd round leader Bo-Mee Lee (78) and 3rd round bridesmaid Shiho Oyama (76) faltered, among others. Higa takes home 18 million yen, or about 184,511 USD by exchange rates on 4-7-2013. Not sure if she can play, but she also won a nice Yamaha piano.

Dates Tournament Location Prize fund (¥) Winner
Mar 8–10 Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament Japan Okinawa 80,000,000 Japan Rikako Morita (3)
Mar 15–17 Yokohama Tire Golf Tournament PRGR Ladies Cup Japan Kochi 80,000,000 South Korea Jeon Mi-jeong (22)
Mar 22–24 T-Point Ladies Golf Tournament Japan Kagoshima 70,000,000 Japan Yuki Ichinose (1)
Mar 29–31 AXA Ladies Golf Tournament in Miyazaki Japan Miyazaki 80,000,000 Japan Natsuka Hori (1)
Apr 4–7 Yamaha Ladies Open Katsuragi Japan Shizuoka 100,000,000 Japan Mamiko Higa (1)

MAMIKO HIGA

with sister, Kumiko, and mother, Akiko

BO-MEE LEE

KAORI OHE

RIKAKO MORITA

SHIHO OYAMA

TERESA LU

 

Position Player ToPar Thru Today
1 Mamiko Higa -4 F -2
2T Kaori Ohe -4 F -2
Teresa Lu -4 F -1
4T Yukari Baba -3 F -2
Miki Saiki -3 F +1
6T Li-Ying Ye -2 F -3
Hiromi Mogi -2 F -2
Ritsuko Ryu -2 F -1
Yumiko Yoshida -2 F -1
Rikako Morita -2 F E
Esther Lee -2 F +2
Sakura Yokomine -2 F +2
13T Mayu Hattori -1 F +1
O.Sattaya -1 F +2
Shiho Oyama -1 F +4
Bo-Mee Lee -1 F +6
17 Da-Ye Na E F +3
18T Mami Fukuda +1 F -1
Rui Kitada +1 F +1
Na-Ri Lee +1 F +1
Hyo-Joo Kim +1 F +2
Mi-Jeong Jeon +1 F +3
Yan-Hong Pan +1 F +4
Soo-Yun Kang +1 F +4
25T Saiki Fujita +2 F -3
Megumi Kido +2 F -1
Jessica Speechley +2 F -1
Mikiko Nishi +2 F E
Natsuka Hori +2 F +1
Yuki Ichinose +2 F +2
Satsuki Oshiro +2 F +3
Asako Fujimoto +2 F +4
Ah-Reum Hwang +2 F +6
34T Akane Iijima +3 F -1
Yuko Saitoh +3 F +1
Bo-Bae Song +3 F +2
Ayaka Watanabe +3 F +3
So-Hee Kim +3 F +3
Chiharu Tsunekawa +3 F +3
40T Junko Omote +4 F -1
Rui Yokomine +4 F E
Mihoko Iseri +4 F +1
Pei-Lin Yu +4 F +1
Yuki Sakurai +4 F +3
Maiko Wakabayashi +4 F +4
46T Shiho Toyonaga +5 F +1
Yuri Fudoh +5 F +2
P.Chutichai +5 F +2
Airi Saitoh +5 F +3
Mayumi Nakajima +5 F +3
Natsu Nagai +5 F +4
Megumi Shimokawa +5 F +5
53T Yumiko Baba +6 F E
Eun-Bi Jang +6 F +1
55T Asuka Tsujimura +7 F E
Miki Sakai +7 F +2
Ji-Woo Lee +7 F +3
Misuzu Narita +7 F +7
Ji-Hee Lee +7 F +7
60T Ikue Asama +8 F +3
Kaori Aoyama +8 F +6
Erika Kikuchi +8 F +6
63T Hyun-Ju Shin +9 F +1
Erina Hara +9 F +6
65 Yuko Shinsakaue +10 F +9
66T Hiroko Azuma +11 F +3
Yui Mukaiyama +11 F +8
68T Yun-Jye Wei +12 F +3
Azumi Katoh +12 F +3
Rie Tsuji +12 F +6
71 Chieko Amanuma +13 F +5
72 Hiroko Fukushima +17 F +7

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