Maiko Wakabayashi Wins 2012 Nishijin Ladies Classic

Maiko Wakabayashi, 2012 Nishijin Ladies Classic winner

If there were any nerves trying to close out the 2012 Nishijin Ladies Classic, Maiko Wakabayashi didn’t show them, firing a solid 4 birdie, 1 bogey 3-under 69 final round to finish at 7-under overall, 2 shots ahead of 2nd place Hiromi Mogi. Mogi put a little heat on the leader with a clean 4 birdie 4-under 68 to finish at 5 under overall. But Maiko finished in style, birdying the par 3 16th and the par 5 18th for her margin of victory. It is Wakabayashi’s 2nd JLPGA title. Other notables finishes included 2-time defending JLPGA Player of the Year Sun Ju Ahn, who finished in a tie for 25th. Ahn has yet to win in 2012. Japanese fan favorites Sakura Yokomine and Chie Arimura finished in a tie for 20th and 8th respectively. Former LPGA player Soo-Yun Kang, winner of the 2005 Safeway Classic, finished in a tie for 12th.

MAIKO WAKABAYASHI

with amateur Minami Oshiro

KAORI OHE

CHIE ARIMURA

ASUKA TSUJIMURA

NOBUKO KIZAWA

MIKI SAIKI

BO-MEE LEE

KUMIKO KANEDA

MIHOKO ISERI

HIROMI MOGI

 

Position Player ToPar Thru Today
1 Maiko Wakabayashi -7 F -3
2 Hiromi Mogi -5 F -4
3 Mihoko Iseri -4 F -3
Kumiko Kaneda -4 F -2
5 Miki Sakai -3 F -2
Bo-Mee Lee -3 F -1
7 Esther Lee -2 F +2
8 Ritsuko Ryu -1 *F -6
Nobuko Kizawa -1 F E
Miki Saiki -1 F E
Chie Arimura -1 F +1
12 Teresa Lu E F -3
Ming-Yen Chen E F -2
Asuka Tsujimura E F -2
Akane Iijima E *F -3
Soo-Yun Kang E F E
Da-Ye Na E F E
In-Bee Park E F +1
Kaori Ohe E F +3
20 Na-Ri Kim +1 *F -2
Yumiko Yoshida +1 F E
Sakura Yokomine +1 F E
Na-Ri Lee +1 F +1
Mayu Hattori +1 F +1
25 Nana Akahori +2 F -1
Ayako Uehara +2 *F -1
@Minami Katsu +2 F E
Asako Fujimoto +2 *F -2
Yui Kawahara +2 F +1
Sun-Ju Ahn +2 F +1
So-Hee Kim +2 F +3
Orie Fujino +2 F +4
33 Natsuka Hori +3 F +2
Ah-Reum Hwang +3 *F -1
Harukyo Nomura +3 *F -1
Natsu Nagai +3 F +4
37 Hyun-Ju Shin +4 F +2
Eun-A Lim +4 *F +1
Yuki Ichinose +4 F +3
Yuko Saitoh +4 *F E
Hiromi Takesue +4 F +4
Yeo-Jin Kang +4 *F -1
Mami Fukuda +4 *F -1
44 Shinobu Moromizato +5 F +2
Porani Chutichai +5 F +5
Mina Nakayama +5 *F E
47 Mayumi Shimomura +6 *F +2
Mikiko Nishi +6 *F +2
Onnarin Sattayabanphot +6 *F +2
Yuri Fudoh +6 *F +1
51 Bo-Bae Song +7 F +5
@Minami Oshiro +7 *F +2
53 Yayoi Arasaki +8 F +6
Kaori Aoyama +8 *F +5
Erina Yamato +8 *F +3
Airi Saitoh +8 *F +3
Kaori Yamamoto +8 *F +3
58 Mumi Ohkubo +9 *F +4
59 Tomoko Kusakabe +10 *F +5
Eriko Sonoda +10 *F +5
61 Chie Sakai +12 *F +7
62 Tamie Durdin +13 *F +8

 

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