Rikako Morita Leads 2013 World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup After Round 3

Rikako Morita

The first Major of the LPGA of Japan Tour (JLPGA) is heading to the homestretch with Rikako Morita holding a 2 shot lead at 7-under par after the 3rd round of the 2013 World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup. While Rikako was playing well with a 4-under round, overnight leader Saiki Fujita stumbled with a 3-over par round, including 3 straight bogeys on 15, 16 and 17, that left her 3 shots back at 4-under overall. The Salonpas Cup attracts strong players from around the world including several players on the LPGA tour. Among them, So Yeon Ryu is tied for 2nd at 5-under. Morgan Pressel, who won the Salonpas Cup in 2010, giving her both a JLPGA Major and LPGA Major (2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship), had a rough 3rd round with a 3-over scorecard which dropped her into a tie for 26th at 2-over overall. Unfortunately, world #1 Inbee Park was forced to withdraw with an injury to her right hand. Hopefully, she will be ready to go when the LPGA tour resumes. Amateur phenom Lydia Ko also continues to impress, tied for 10th going into the final round.

PICS ARE FROM ALL ROUNDS SO FAR

D1= DAY ONE D2= DAY TWO D3=DAY 3 PR=PRACTICE ROUND

RIKAKO MORITA

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SO YEON RYU

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MORGAN PRESSEL

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INBEE PARK

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LYDIA KO

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SAKURA YOKOMINE

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YURI FUDOH

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YUMI MATSUBARA

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YUKO SAITOH

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TERESA LU

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SUN-JU AHN

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SHINOBU MOROMIZATO

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SHANSHAN FENG

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SAIKI FUJITA

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RIE TSUJI

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ONNARIN SATTAYABANPHOT

MIKI SAIKI

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MIKA MIYAZATO

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MAYU HATTORI

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MAMI FUKUDA

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JI-WOO LEE

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JESSICA SPEECHLEY

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HIROMI MOGI

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HA NEUL KIM

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ERINA HARA

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AIRI SAITOH

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Position Player ToPar Thru Today
1 Rikako Morita -7 F -4
2T Hiromi Mogi -5 F -2
Miki Saiki -5 F E
So Yeon Ryu -5 F E
5T Ji-Woo Lee -4 *F -6
Saiki Fujita -4 F +3
7 Sakura Yokomine -3 F -2
8T Yuko Saitoh -2 F -1
Shan-Shan Feng -2 F +1
10T @Lydia Ko -1 F +1
Sun-Ju Ahn -1 F +1
Yuri Fudoh -1 F +1
Natsu Nagai -1 F +1
14T Miki Sakai E *F -1
Junko Omote E *F -1
Akane Iijima E F +2
Mayu Hattori E *F -3
O.Sattaya E F +3
19T Ayako Uehara +1 *F E
Mami Fukuda +1 F +1
Misuzu Narita +1 F +1
Phoebe Yao +1 F +2
Erina Hara +1 F +2
Mika Miyazato +1 F +2
Yuki Ichinose +1 F +3
26T Erika Kikuchi +2 *F +1
Asako Fujimoto +2 F +1
Da-Ye Na +2 F +1
Yuki Sakurai +2 F +1
Li-Ying Ye +2 F +3
Morgan Pressel +2 F +3
Kaori Nakamura +2 *F -1
33T Yukari Baba +3 *F +1
Teresa Lu +3 *F +1
Eri Joma +3 F +3
Bo-Mee Lee +3 F +3
Shinobu Moromizato +3 *F E
38T Mayumi Shimomura +4 F +3
Hiromi Kamata +4 *F +2
Ah-Reum Hwang +4 *F +2
Hiroko Azuma +4 F +5
Mi-Jeong Jeon +4 F +6
Eun-Bi Jang +4 *F +1
44T Maiko Wakabayashi +5 F +5
So-Hee Kim +5 F +5
Jessica Speechley +5 F +6
47T Shiho Oyama +6 *F +4
Rie Tsuji +6 *F +4
Chie Sakai +6 *F +3
50T Mihoko Iseri +7 *F +6
Lala Anai +7 *F +5
Ayaka Watanabe +7 *F +5
Tamie Durdin +7 *F +4
Kaori Yamamoto +7 *F +4
Yeo-Jin Kang +7 *F +4
56T Asuka Tsujimura +8 *F +5
Mikiko Nishi +8 *F +5
58T Natsuka Hori +9 *F +6
Mamiko Higa +9 *F +6
Hiroko Ayada +9 *F +6
Rino Kotake +9 *F +6
Saki Okamura +9 *F +6
63T @Yumi Matsubara +10 *F +8
Hyun-Ju Shin +10 *F +8
65 Tomoko Yokoyama +14 *F +12

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Rikako Morita Leads 2013 World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup After Round 3

  1. Thanks so much for all the photos. I wish Morgan was closer to the top but she seems to be playing pretty well. Sorry to hear about In Bee and her health problems. Ryu is tied for 2nd. She is such a classy person. Needeless to say, young Lydia Ko is in the mix- as usual!

    • Morgan will bounce back for sure. Just a matter of time. Among the leaders I am leaning towards So Yeon Ryu…but you never know…maybe Sakura Yokomine could drop in a monster final round 🙂

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