Bo-Mee Lee Wins 2012 Yokohama Tire PRGR Ladies Cup In Playoff Over Sun Ju Ahn

Bo-Mee Lee, 2011 Yokohama Tire PRGR Ladies Cup winner

Bo-Mee Lee (or Bo-Mi Lee) might not be a name familiar to a lot of American LPGA fans, unless they happened to also be Seoul Sisters fans. After KLPGA ace Jiyai Shin left her homeland for the LPGA tour in America, Hee Kyung Seo marched to Player of the Year in 2009 on the KLPGA. In 2010, Hee Kyung was again expected to dominate in South Korea, but instead Bo-Mee Lee emerged as the top player on the KLPGA that year, winning 3 times, including a KLPGA Major, and 15 (out of 19) top 10s. Rather than set her sails for America, as so many top Koreans had done before her, she stayed closer to home by joining the LPGA of Japan Tour (JLPGA) through Q-school qualifying. Although 2011 was her rookie year on the JLPGA, the earthquake and cancellation of events caused her to split her time between the KLPGA and JLPGA. So she feels 2012 is her first full year on the JLPGA.

It was the second straight playoff to start the JLPGA season as Bo-Mee Lee found herself locking horns with an old rival from the KLPGA, two-time defending JLPGA Player of the Year, Sun Ju Ahn. On a day when scoring conditions were considerably more favorable than in Saturday’s round two, Sun Ju Ahn charged up the leaderboard with a 6 birdie, 1 bogey 5-under 67 that included 3 straight birdies on 2, 3 and 4. With Bo-Mee turning in a 4 birdie, 1 bogey 3-under 69, both ladies found themselves all alone at 3-under overall at the end of regulation play. On the second playoff hole, Bo-Mee would convert her par putt while Sun Ju bogeyed to give the former KLPGA Player of the Year her first win on the JLPGA.

BO-MEE LEE

SUN JU AHN

AYAKO UEHARA

AKANE IIJIMA

MI-JEONG JEON

MINA NAKAYAMA

YURI FUDOH

RITSUKO RYU

YUMIKO YOSHIDA

SAKURA YOKOMINE

IKUE ASAMA

IZUMI NARITA

ERINA HARA

Rank Name A.P. Hole Today
1 Bo-Mee Lee -3 F -3
2 Sun-Ju Ahn -3 F -5
3 Ayako Uehara -2 F -1
4 Akane Iijima E F -3
Soo-Yun Kang E F -1
Mi-Jeong Jeon E F +1
7 Ritsuko Ryu +1 F -3
Mina Nakayama +1 F -3
Na-Ri Kim +1 F -2
10 Yuri Fudoh +2 F +3
11 Teresa Lu +3 F +2
12 Sakura Yokomine +4 F -1
Na-Ri Lee +4 F -1
Kumiko Kaneda +4 F -1
Keiko Sasaki +4 F -1
Saiki Fujita +4 F +2
Shiho Toyonaga +4 F +2
18 Da-Ye Na +5 F -1
Nana Akahori +5 F +3
Mayu Hattori +5 *F -2
Li-Ying Ye +5 *F -2
22 Megumi Shimokawa +6 F E
Aiko Kaneda +6 F +1
Hiromi Mogi +6 F +2
Harukyo Nomura +6 F +2
Yuki Ichinose +6 F +2
Yuko Fukuda +6 *F E
28 Erina Hara +7 F +1
So-Hee Kim +7 F +1
Hyun-Ju Shin +7 F +2
Asako Fujimoto +7 F +3
Yumiko Yoshida +7 F +6
33 Yeo-Jin Kang +8 F +2
Rui Yokomine +8 *F +2
Mihoko Iseri +8 *F +1
Shan-Shan Feng +8 *F E
37 Sae Yamamura +9 F +4
Shinobu Moromizato +9 F +6
Esther Lee +9 *F +3
Yukari Baba +9 *F +1
Kaori Nakamura +9 *F +1
Junko Omote +9 *F +1
43 Ji-Hee Lee +10 F +6
Ikue Asama +10 F +7
Haruka Kudo +10 *F +3
Toshimi Kimura +10 *F +3
Yuko Saitoh +10 *F +3
Rui Kitada +10 *F +3
Nachiyo Ohtani +10 *F +2
Erika Kikuchi +10 *F +2
Rikako Morita +10 *F +2
Chiaki Takahashi +10 *F +2
53 Ayaka Hayashi +11 F +5
Ayako Okazaki +11 *F +3
55 Izumi Narita +12 F +9
56 Misuzu Narita +13 *F +5
57 Tomoko Kusakabe +14 *F +6
58 Yui Kawahara +15 *F +7
Kaori Ohe +15 *F +7

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