Hiromi Mogi Wins 2013 World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup

Hiromi Mogi, 2013 World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup

Lately it seems the world of women’s golf has been taken over by Generation Next. From Lydia Ko to Lexi Thompson to Ariya Jutanugarn to Hyo-Joo Kim, the word phenom is getting so ubiquitously applied to young player after young player that it’s starting to lose its distinction. Even players who have multiple years and multiple trophies under their belt are still saplings; Yani Tseng is only 24, Paula Creamer is 26, Ai Miyazato and Sakura Yokomine are both 27. Those players seem AARP-eligible compared to the wave of strong players inundating tours around the world. With this in mind, kudos and congratulations to Hiromi Mogi, who captured the 1st JLPGA Major of her career, the 2013 World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup. The 36-year old veteran waded through a leaderboard festooned with young guns like Ko, So Yeon Ryu and Rikako Morita to  fire a 5 birdie 1 bogey (on the final hole) 4-under final round to finish at 9-under overall and 2 shots clear of her nearest competitor. It is the 6th JLPGA title of her career and her first victory since the 2011 Yonex Ladies Golf Tournament.

Rikako Morita

Other player results include overnight leader Rikako Morita falling backwards with a 1-over final round which dropped her into solo 3rd at 6-under overall. I thought So Yeon Ryu had this tournament in her crosshairs when she went 2-under through the first 5 holes to get to 7-under. However, after a bogey and another birdy had her hanging on to that score at the turn she double bogeyed 10, seemingly losing her mojo for the rest of the day, managing only par for each remaining hole. The aforementioned Lydia Ko continues to be the It Girl amateur , concluding her visit to Japan with a 4th place tie at 5-under, punctuated with a 4-under final round. Dual LPGA and JLPGA Major winner Morgan Pressel, champion at the Salonpas Cup in 2010, bounced back from a shaky 3rd round to go 2-under  in the closing round, finishing at even par for the tournament and tied for 16th. Miki Saiki, looking for her 3rd win of the JLPGA season fell just short in 2nd place at 7-under.


with her parents

with husband













Position Player ToPar Thru Today
1 Hiromi Mogi -9 F -4
2 Miki Saiki -7 F -2
3 Rikako Morita -6 F +1
4T @Lydia Ko -5 F -4
  Ji-Woo Lee -5 F -1
  So Yeon Ryu -5 F E
7 Sakura Yokomine -4 F -1
8T Yuri Fudoh -3 F -2
  Sun-Ju Ahn -3 F -2
  Shan-Shan Feng -3 F -1
  Saiki Fujita -3 F +1
12T Mayu Hattori -2 F -2
  Junko Omote -2 F -2
14T Miki Sakai -1 F -1
  Yuko Saitoh -1 F +1
16T So-Hee Kim E *F -5
  Morgan Pressel E F -2
  Li-Ying Ye E F -2
19T Ah-Reum Hwang +1 *F -3
  Bo-Mee Lee +1 F -2
  Yuki Ichinose +1 F E
  Misuzu Narita +1 F E
  Ayako Uehara +1 F E
24T Yukari Baba +2 F -1
  Jessica Speechley +2 *F -3
  Da-Ye Na +2 F E
  Asako Fujimoto +2 F E
28T Yuki Sakurai +3 F +1
  Mika Miyazato +3 F +2
  Erina Hara +3 F +2
  O.Sattaya +3 F +3
  Akane Iijima +3 F +3
  Natsu Nagai +3 F +4
34T Mi-Jeong Jeon +4 *F E
  Eri Joma +4 F +1
  Teresa Lu +4 F +1
  Mami Fukuda +4 F +3
38 Maiko Wakabayashi +5 *F E
39T Hiromi Kamata +6 F +2
  Hiroko Azuma +6 *F +2
  Eun-Bi Jang +6 *F +2
  Kaori Nakamura +6 F +4
  Shiho Oyama +6 *F E
  Erika Kikuchi +6 F +4
  Phoebe Yao +6 F +5
  @Yumi Matsubara +6 *F -4
47 Shinobu Moromizato +7 F +4
48T Ayaka Watanabe +8 *F +1
  Yeo-Jin Kang +8 *F +1
  Mikiko Nishi +8 *F E
  Natsuka Hori +8 *F -1
52T Rie Tsuji +9 *F +3
  Mihoko Iseri +9 *F +2
  Tamie Durdin +9 *F +2
  Asuka Tsujimura +9 *F +1
  Rino Kotake +9 *F E
57T Lala Anai +11 *F +4
  Kaori Yamamoto +11 *F +4
  Mamiko Higa +11 *F +2
60T Mayumi Shimomura +12 F +8
  Chie Sakai +12 *F +6
  Saki Okamura +12 *F +3
63 Hiroko Ayada +14 *F +5
64 Tomoko Yokoyama +16 *F +2
65 Hyun-Ju Shin +17 *F +7

2 thoughts on “Hiromi Mogi Wins 2013 World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup

  1. Thanks for all the nice photos again. It’s always nice to see a veteran player like Mogi win that first major. It’s a reward for all the years of hard work. As usual, Lydia Ko was in the middle of the that final leader board. Quite something. Of course I’m happy that Morgan was in the top 20.

    • You’re welcome…yes, nice to see Hiromi win this…the moment with her husband was really nice. At 36, still a young woman but “advanced” by today’s women’s golf standards, I wondered if she ever thought she would win a Major…doesn’t have to think about it anymore! 🙂

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