Kumiko Kaneda Wins First JLPGA Title At 2011 Fujisankei Ladies Classic

After a second round 75 that left her at 1-over for the tournament, Kumiko Kaneda fired a final round 6-under 66 to finish at 5-under, winning the 2011 Fujisankei Ladies Classic. The victory marked Kaneda’s first JLPGA title. Her 7 birdie, 1 bogey round including birdies on 3 of the 4 par 5 holes. Her only blemish was a bogey on the par 3 18th coming in. Still, she was able to secure the win by two strokes over South Korea’s Ji Hee Lee, whose final round 4-under 68 left her at 3-under overall. The Kawana Hotel Fuji Course played tough, with only 4 rounds in the 60s the first two days. Conditions eased slightly in the final round as 4 players had rounds in the 60s. No player in the tournament had more than 1 sub 70 round. The biggest surprise for me was 2010 JLPGA Player of the Year Sun Ju Ahn who carded a final round 6-over 78 to take herself out of the tournament. She has had some surprising rounds of late. This was another with 3 bogeys, 2 double bogeys and 1 lone birdie.

Kumiko Kaneda tearful after win

KUMIKO KANEDA

CHIE ARIMURA AND SAKURA YOKOMINE

YOUNG KIM

MEGUMI SHIMOKAWA

YUKARI NISHIYAMA

SHIHO OYAMA

SAIKI FUJITA

ASAKO FUJIMOTO

YUKARI BABA

JI HEE LEE

SUN JU AHN

SUN JU AHN AND YOUNG KIM

Rank Name A.P. Hole Today
1 Kumiko Kaneda -5 F -6
2 Ji-Hee Lee -3 F -4
3 Saiki Fujita -2 F -3
Young Kim -2 F +1
5 Asako Fujimoto +1 F -3
Yukari Baba +1 F -1
Shiho Oyama +1 F -1
Mi-Jeong Jeon +1 F E
Megumi Shimokawa +1 F E
Yukari Nishiyama +1 F +1
11 Akiko Fukushima +2 F +1
Bo-Bae Song +2 F +2
Sun-Ju Ahn +2 F +6
14 Megumi Kido +3 F -1
Miki Saiki +3 F E
In-Bee Park +3 F +3
17 Esther Lee +4 F -2
Julie Lu +4 F E
Yoshimi Koda +4 F E
Na-Ri Kim +4 F E
Ayako Uehara +4 F E
Chie Arimura +4 F +1
Satsuki Oshiro +4 F +1
Yumi Takabayashi +4 F +2
Akane Iijima +4 F +4
Kaori Yamamoto +4 F +5
27 Sakura Yokomine +5 F +2
Eun-A Lim +5 F +3
Hiromi Mogi +5 F +3
Shinobu Moromizato +5 F +4
31 Nachiyo Ohtani +6 F +1
Lala Anai +6 F +1
33 @Sugimoto Airi +7 F +1
Aiko Ueno +7 F +1
Maiko Wakabayashi +7 F +3
36 Hyun-Ju Shin +8 F +2
Teresa Lu +8 F +2
Yui Mukaiyama +8 F +3
Midori Yoneyama +8 F +3
Yuko Fukuda +8 F +4
Mie Nakata +8 F +4
@Miho Mori +8 F +4
Yumiko Yoshida +8 F +6
44 Ritsuko Ryu +9 F +3
Miki Sakai +9 F +3
Junko Omote +9 F +4
Erina Yamato +9 F +5
Hee-Young Park +9 F +6
49 Rui Kitada +10 F +4
Ah-Reum Hwang +10 F +4
51 Ji-Woo Lee +11 F +5
52 Mihoko Iseri +16 F +10
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s