Soo-Yun Kang Leads 2012 Nichirei Ladies (JLPGA) After 2nd Round

Soo-Yun Kang

I miss Kangsy. When 2005 Safeway Classic winner Soo-Yun Kang of South Korea was a player on the LPGA tour in the United States, she was one of my favorites. At 36, Kangsy, one of the many talented Seoul Sisters, remains an active professional in Japan on the JLPGA. After the 2nd round of the 2012 Nichirei Ladies, Kangsy leads at 9-under. She surged into the lead with a brilliant 5 birdie, no bogey 67 in round 2. Soo-Yun is seeking her first JLPGA victory.

Chie Arimura

But this tournament is far from over as they move to the final round of this 3 round event. Right on Kangsy’s heels are Mi-Jeong Jeon and Kaori Ohe at 8-under. MJJ is an 18-time winner on the JLPGA with a victory at the 2012 Resort Trust Ladies at the beginning of June, so you know she knows how to finish a tournament. As great as Kangsy’s clean 5-under was in round 2, MJJ did her one better with a clean 6-under 66. Also matching Mi-Jeong Jeon with a 6-under of her own was 11-time JLPGA winner and top Japanese player on that tour, Chie Arimura. Although Chie’s round wasn’t clean (she had a bogey on the par 4 2nd), she fashioned a sensational end to her round with an eagle on the par 5 18th. Arimura went from even par after the 1st round and not in contention to 6-under after the 2nd round and in striking distance.

AIRI SAITOH

CHIE ARIMURA

KAORI OHE

KURUMI DOHI

NATSU NAGAI

RIKAKO MORITA

RISA ONISHI

RITSUKO RYU

SAKURA YOKOMINE

YUMIKO YOSHIDA

YURI FUDOH

Position Player ToPar Thru Today
1 Soo-Yun Kang -9 F -5
2 Mi-Jeong Jeon -8 F -6
Kaori Ohe -8 F -5
4 Chie Arimura -6 F -6
Young Kim -6 F -3
Hyun-Ju Shin -6 F -1
Ritsuko Ryu -6 F -1
8 Esther Lee -5 F -1
Na-Ri Lee -5 F E
Yuri Fudoh -5 F +1
11 Kurumi Dohi -4 F -3
Yumiko Yoshida -4 F -3
Natsu Nagai -4 F -2
Yun-Jye Wei -4 F -1
15 Bo-Mee Lee -3 F -2
Rikako Morita -3 F +1
17 Mihoko Iseri -2 F -2
Chie Sakai -2 *F -4
Kaori Aoyama -2 F E
Ya-Huei Lu -2 F +1
Erina Hara -2 F +2
22 Nana Akahori -1 *F -2
Kumiko Kaneda -1 F -1
Hiromi Mogi -1 F E
Mayu Hattori -1 F +1
Hsuan-Yu Yao -1 F +2
Keiko Sasaki -1 F +3
Junko Omote -1 F +4
29 Erika Kikuchi E F -1
Eun-A Lim E F -1
Hiromi Takesue E F E
Megumi Kido E *F -3
Miki Sakai E F +2
Na-Ri Kim E F +3
35 Kyoko Furuya +1 *F E
Miki Saiki +1 *F E
Onnarin Sattayabanphot +1 F +1
Kotono Kozuma +1 F +2
Yeo-Jin Kang +1 F +2
Mayumi Shimomura +1 F +3
Misuzu Narita +1 F +4
Maiko Wakabayashi +1 F +4
So-Hee Kim +1 F +4
44 Shiho Toyonaga +2 F +1
Bo-Bae Song +2 *F +1
Asuka Tsujimura +2 *F +1
Hiroko Fukushima +2 F +1
Kaori Yamamoto +2 *F E
Yuki Ichinose +2 *F E
Orie Fujino +2 F +3
Airi Saitoh +2 *F -1
Nachiyo Ohtani +2 F +3
Sakura Yokomine +2 *F -1
Yui Kawahara +2 F +5
Kaori Nakamura +2 F +5
Cut Line
56 Hikari Kawamitsu +3 *F +2
Ji-Woo Lee +3 *F +2
Rui Kitada +3 F +3
Eriko Sonoda +3 *F E
Shinobu Moromizato +3 *F -2
61 Serena Aoki +4 F +3
Ming-Yen Chen +4 F +3
Yuko Saitoh +4 F +3
Ji-Hee Lee +4 F +4
Natsuka Hori +4 *F +2
Hiroko Takahama +4 *F +2
Megumi Shimokawa +4 F +5
Kuniko Maeda +4 F +5
Yoshimi Koda +4 *F +1
Chiharu Tsunekawa +4 *F +1
Chihiro Ikeda +4 *F +1
Erina Yamato +4 *F -1
73 Mizuho Ozawa +5 *F +4
Rie Murata +5 *F +4
Nobuko Kizawa +5 *F +3
Mina Nakayama +5 *F +1
Yasuko Satoh +5 *F +1
78 Tomoko Kusakabe +6 F +6
Mikiko Nishi +6 *F +3
Haruka Kudo +6 F +7
Pei-Ying Tsai +6 *F +3
Lala Anai +6 *F +2
Porani Chutichai +6 *F E
84 Akane Iijima +7 F +6
Riho Fujisaki +7 *F +2
86 Yuko Fukuda +8 *F +5
Chiharu Yamaguchi +8 *F +4
Nozomi Inoue +8 *F +4
Rino Kotake +8 *F +3
Hye-Soo Lee +8 *F +3
Ah-Reum Hwang +8 *F +1
92 Tao-Li Yang +9 *F +3
Lisa Koike +9 *F +3
94 Yumi Takabayashi +10 *F +8
Mari Nishi +10 *F +7
Ayako Okazaki +10 *F +5
97 Satsuki Oshiro +11 *F +9
@Risa Onishi +11 *F +9
Ikue Asama +11 *F +4
100 Aiko Kaneda +12 *F +9
Tomoko Takahashi +12 *F +6
102 Iyoko Wada +13 *F +8
103 Momoyo Kawakubo +15 *F +9
Toshimi Kimura +15 *F +7
105 Mika Nagaishi +18 *F +6
WD Aki Takamura

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