Rikako Morita Wins 2013 Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament; Defeats Sakura Yokomine In Playoff

Rikako Morita, 2013 Daikin Orchid Ladies champion

The 2013 JLPGA season is off to a great start. Rikako Morita drained a 12 foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff to defeat Sakura Yokomine and win the 2013 Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament. The win is the 3rd victory for Rikako on the JLPGA. I have to be honest in saying that Sakura is my favorite JLPGA player. As such, I was really pulling for her to win. Nevertheless, to have the first event of the season end in a dramatic playoff with a well-deserved champion is terrific. Morita opened the first round in style, finishing in a tie for fourth, 2 shots behind leader Sae Yamamura. Yamamura would go south in round 2 with a 76, but Rikako moved into solo 2nd place. She followed her first round 68 and second round 67 with a final round bookend 68 to tie Yokomine at 13-under in regulation play. Morita finished the final 38 holes with 11 birdies and no bogeys. Still, she needed that big putt in the playoff to finally separate herself from the field and pick up the first trophy of the 2013 JLPGA season.

RIKAKO MORITA

ASUKA TSUJIMURA

ERIKA KIKUCHI

HINA ARAKAKI

MEGUMI KIDO

MIKA MIYAZATO

RITSUKO RYU

SAKURA YOKOMINE

SOO-YUN KANG

Position Player ToPar Thru Today
1 Rikako Morita -13 F -4
2 Sakura Yokomine -13 F -6
3T Onnarin Sattayabanphot -10 F -5
Ritsuko Ryu -10 F -5
Soo-Yun Kang -10 F -4
Junko Omote -10 F -3
Megumi Kido -10 F E
8T Eun-Bi Jang -9 F -6
Harukyo Nomura -9 F -4
Erika Kikuchi -9 F -4
Phoebe Yao -9 F -4
12T Esther Lee -8 F -6
Asuka Tsujimura -8 F -6
Shiho Oyama -8 F -5
Mika Miyazato -8 F -4
Ji-Hee Lee -8 F -1
Na-Ri Kim -8 F -1
18T Saki Okamura -7 F -4
Young Kim -7 F -3
Hiromi Mogi -7 F E
21T Mi-Jeong Jeon -6 F -4
Kumiko Kaneda -6 F -3
Teresa Lu -6 *F -4
Yuko Mitsuka -6 F -3
Akane Iijima -6 *F -4
Sun-Ju Ahn -6 *F -5
Misuzu Narita -6 F -1
28T Yeo-Jin Kang -5 *F -4
Ji-Min Lee -5 F -1
Yuko Saitoh -5 F E
@Hina Arakaki -5 F E
32T Ayako Uehara -4 F -1
Kaori Nakamura -4 *F -2
Ah-Reum Hwang -4 F -1
Asako Fujimoto -4 F E
36T Yumiko Yoshida -3 F -1
Satsuki Oshiro -3 F -1
Miki Saiki -3 *F -1
39T Na-Ri Lee -2 *F E
Sae Yamamura -2 *F E
Ayaka Watanabe -2 *F -1
Yan-Hong Pan -2 *F -1
Yun-Jye Wei -2 *F -1
Rui Kitada -2 *F -1
Miki Uehara -2 F +5
46T Mayumi Shimomura -1 *F +1
Shinobu Moromizato -1 *F E
Mina Nakayama -1 *F E
49T Nachiyo Ohtani E *F +1
Hiroko Fukushima E *F +1
51 Yuki Ichinose +1 *F +2
52T Risa Ogusu +2 *F +3
Miki Sakai +2 *F +3
54 Makoto Takemura +5 *F +6
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2 thoughts on “Rikako Morita Wins 2013 Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament; Defeats Sakura Yokomine In Playoff

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