Airi Saito Shoots 64 To Take Lead After 2nd Round Of 2012 Daikin Orchid Ladies

Airi Saito

Welcome back, JLPGA! And what a return it was in the second round of the 2012 Daikin Orchid Ladies as rookie Airi Saito announced herself to the tour with an 8-birdie, no bogey 8-under 64 to grab the lead at 10-under overall. Airi’s 8-under included birdies on all 4 par 5s. She also absolutely torched the back 9 with a 6-under 30 coming in. However, for all her brilliance, 2 shots behind is 2008 US Women’s Open champion, Inbee Park. Queen Bee is also the defending Daikin Orchid Ladies champion and a 3 time JLPGA winner. Can the tour rookie hold off a player with more experience coming down the stretch?

Here’s a pre-tournament interview from Shinobu Moromizato for those of you who can understand Japanese…or are just a fan or Shinobu (like I am!).

AIRI SAITO

KUMIKO KANEDA

SHINOBU MOROMIZATO

AYAKO UEHARA

RUI KITADA

INBEE PARK

ERIKA KIKUCHI

YUKARI BABA

MAMIKO HIGA

YUKO MITSUKA

MIKI SAIKI

SAKURA YOKOMINE

MEGUMI KIDO

KAORI AOYAMA

KOTONO KOZUMA

HARUKA KUDO

ANRI IHA

Rank Name A.P. Hole Today
1 Airi Saitoh -10 F -8
2 In-Bee Park -8 F -5
3 Erika Kikuchi -7 F -5
Yukari Baba -7 F -3
5 Akane Iijima -6 *F -7
Rui Kitada -6 F -3
7 @Mamiko Higa -5 F -5
Ji-Hee Lee -5 F -4
Shinobu Moromizato -5 F -1
10 Yuko Mitsuka -4 *F -5
Miki Saiki -4 F -4
Sakura Yokomine -4 F -3
Megumi Kido -4 F -2
Kaori Aoyama -4 F -1
15 Da-Ye Na -3 F -2
Rikako Morita -3 *F -5
Haruka Kudo -3 F -2
Bo-Mee Lee -3 F -1
Kumiko Kaneda -3 F -1
Yuko Saitoh -3 F -1
Hiromi Mogi -3 F -1
Junko Omote -3 F -1
Bo-Bae Song -3 F E
Onnarin Sattayabanphot -3 F +1
Yui Kawahara -3 F +1
26 Hikari Kawamitsu -2 F -3
Teresa Lu -2 F -2
Harukyo Nomura -2 *F -4
Mayu Hattori -2 F -1
Saiki Fujita -2 F -1
Hsuan-Yu Yao -2 F E
So-Hee Kim -2 F +2
33 Yuki Ichinose -1 F -1
Ayako Uehara -1 F -1
Miki Uehara -1 F -1
Yeo-Jin Kang -1 F E
Esther Lee -1 *F -3
Asako Fujimoto -1 *F -3
Mi-Jeong Jeon -1 F +1
Yumiko Yoshida -1 F +1
Chie Sakai -1 F +1
Na-Ri Kim -1 F +3
43 Keiko Sasaki E F E
Nachiyo Ohtani E F E
Yuri Fudoh E *F -1
Ji-Woo Lee E *F -1
Mayumi Shimomura E F E
Mina Nakayama E F E
Young Kim E *F -2
Momoko Ueda E F +1
Nikki Campbell E F +1
Ritsuko Ryu E *F -2
Soo-Yun Kang E F +1
54 Kotono Kozuma +1 F E
Sun-Ju Ahn +1 F +1
Hiroe Tani +1 *F -1
Kaori Ohe +1 F +2
Erina Hara +1 *F -2
59 Megumi Shimokawa +2 F +2
Hyun-Ju Shin +2 F +2
Yoko Inoue +2 *F +1
Asuka Tsujimura +2 *F E
Kaori Nakamura +2 *F E
Lala Anai +2 *F E
Eun-Bi Jang +2 F +3
Misuzu Narita +2 F +4
@Anri Iha +2 *F -2
68 Sae Yamamura +3 F +3
Mika Miyazato +3 *F +2
Yuko Fukuda +3 *F +1
Ikue Asama +3 *F +1
Orie Fujino +3 *F +1
Ming-Yen Chen +3 *F +1
Kaori Yamamoto +3 F +5
Ayaka Kaneko +3 *F -1
Shiho Toyonaga +3 *F -2
77 Mikiko Nishi +4 *F +3
Hiroko Fukushima +4 *F +3
Na-Ri Lee +4 F +4
Mihoko Iseri +4 F +4
@Chiharu Oshiro +4 *F +2
Ah-Reum Hwang +4 *F +1
Nana Akahori +4 *F +1
Toshimi Kimura +4 *F E
Rie Murata +4 *F -1
86 Aiko Kaneda +5 *F +3
Natsu Nagai +5 *F +1
Tomoko Takahashi +5 *F +1
89 Yuriko Ohtsuka +6 *F +4
@Minami Oshiro +6 *F +4
Yuko Moriguchi +6 *F +3
Satsuki Oshiro +6 *F +1
Maiko Wakabayashi +6 *F -1
94 Momoyo Yamazaki +7 *F +6
Sakurako Mori +7 *F +1
96 Ayako Okazaki +8 *F +6
Porani Chutichai +8 *F +4
Hiroko Takahama +8 *F +4
@Nana Yamashiro +8 *F +1
100 Eriko Sonoda +9 *F +5
Keiko Kubo +9 *F +4
Hiromi Takesue +9 *F +3
103 Tomoko Kusakabe +10 *F +2
104 Ai Nishikawa +11 *F +9
Miki Sakai +11 *F +7
106 @Yuka Onaga +13 *F +6
@Satoko Sawada +13 *F +4

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