Ji-Yai Shin Wins 2014 Nitori Ladies Golf Tournament (JLPGA), Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Jiyai Shin

Ah, the memories. Last week it was former LPGA favorite of mine, Momoko Ueda, winning on the JLPGA. This week it’s former LPGA superstar, Jiyai Shin, shining at the 2014 Nitori Ladies Golf Tournament. She threw down the gauntlet with a first round 5-under 67. From there, nobody could pass her. Catch her, yes. Pass her, no. When the dust settled, she finished the three round tournament with an 8-under scorecard, good enough for a 3 shot victory over Bo-Mee Lee and Saiki Fujita. It’s Jiyai’s second win of the month, following her victory at the Meiji Cup and her third win of the year. It’s her 8th overall win on the LPGA of Japan tour, as well as her 39th overall professional victory. I have to give credit to Bo-Mee Lee. She had things tied up early with 4 birdies in the first 7 holes of the final round. At that point, she and Jiyai were knotted at 6-under. But back to back bogeys on 12 and 13 sunk Bo-Mee’s chances. She did get one birdie back. However, Jiyai birdied 13 and 15 to play the back 9 at 2-under to Bo-Mee’s 1-over, resulting in Jiyai’s 3 shot winning margin. Saiki Fujita also made it to 6-under at the turn to put pressure on Shin, but like Bo-Mee she also fell back to 2nd place with a 1-over back 9 (two bogeys, one bogey).

By the way, in more Jiyai Shin news, she took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Actually, she did it twice (or three times if you count her caddie at the end of this video). She does it once speaking in Korean and then again speaking in English. Among her nominees is the Queen of South Korean golfers, the Hall of Famer Se Ri Pak.

…and yes, Se Ri accepted the challenge!

1 JIYAI SHIN (-8)

 

T2 SAIKI FUJITA (-5)

 

T2 BO-MEE LEE (-5)

 

T4 SHIHO OYAMA (-1)

 

T4 YUMIKO YOSHIDA (-1)

 

Position Player ToPar Thru Today 1R 2R 3R
1 Ji-Yai Shin -8 F -2 67 71 70
2T Bo-Mee Lee -5 F -3 71 71 69
  Saiki Fujita -5 F -1 69 71 71
4T Yumiko Yoshida -1 F -2 71 74 70
  Shiho Oyama -1 F -1 74 70 71
6 Esther Lee E F E 70 74 72
7T Natsuka Hori +1 F -1 72 74 71
  Kotono Kozuma +1 F E 75 70 72
  Ritsuko Ryu +1 F +3 72 70 75
  Lala Anai +1 F +3 73 69 75
  Hina Arakaki +1 F +3 70 72 75
12T Momoko Ueda +2 *F -2 74 74 70
  Junko Omote +2 *F -4 77 73 68
  Megumi Takahashi +2 F +1 73 72 73
  Ah-Reum Hwang +2 F +1 73 72 73
  O Sattaya +2 F +3 70 73 75
17T Miki Sakai +3 F E 76 71 72
  Hiroko Azuma +3 *F -1 75 73 71
  Hyun-Ju Shin +3 *F -1 72 76 71
  Erina Hara +3 F +2 70 75 74
  Teresa Lu +3 F +2 73 72 74
  Soo-Yun Kang +3 F +3 74 70 75
  Yukari Nishiyama +3 F +7 70 70 79
24T Nana Yamashiro +4 F +1 75 72 73
  Mamiko Higa +4 *F E 72 76 72
  Mihoko Iseri +4 F +2 72 74 74
27T Na-Ri Lee +5 F +2 75 72 74
  Kaori Ohe +5 F +3 76 70 75
  Asako Fujimoto +5 F +4 73 72 76
  Rikako Morita +5 *F -2 79 72 70
31T Yun-Jye Wei +6 F +4 77 69 76
  Yayoi Arasaki +6 F +4 74 72 76
  Eriko Sonoda +6 *F -1 74 77 71
  Megumi Kido +6 F +6 72 72 78
35T Miki Saiki +7 F +4 73 74 76
  Ayaka Watanabe +7 F +4 77 70 76
  Yui Mukaiyama +7 F +4 74 73 76
  Sakura Yokomine +7 *F +4 73 74 76
  Mi-Jeong Jeon +7 F +4 75 72 76
  Mami Fukuda +7 *F +1 74 76 73
  Hiroko Fukushima +7 *F +1 74 76 73
42T Ai Suzuki +8 *F +5 71 76 77
  Sakura Koiwai +8 *F +4 74 74 76
  So-Hee Kim +8 F +7 71 74 79
  Na-Ri Kim +8 *F +1 75 76 73
46T Mayu Hattori +9 F +6 72 75 78
  Jessica Speechley +9 F +6 74 73 78
  Haruna Taguchi +9 F +6 75 72 78
  Aoi Nagata +9 F +7 74 72 79
  Mika Saito +9 *F +3 72 78 75
51T Tomoko Kanai +10 *F +6 74 74 78
  Yoko Maeda +10 *F +5 76 73 77
  Kurumi Dohi +10 *F +3 80 71 75
  Ji-Woo Lee +10 *F +3 75 76 75
  Keiko Sasaki +10 *F +3 76 75 75
56T Serena Aoki +11 *F +6 74 75 78
  Shinobu Moromizato +11 *F +5 75 75 77
  Shiho Toyonaga +11 *F +4 74 77 76
59T Kumiko Kaneda +12 *F +6 76 74 78
  Da-Ye Na +12 *F +5 74 77 77
61T Maiko Wakabayashi +13 *F +7 79 71 79
  Airi Saitoh +13 *F +6 77 74 78
  Eun-Bi Jang +13 *F +6 77 74 78
64 Erina Yamato +17 *F +10 76 75 82

 

Dates Tournament Location Prize fund (¥) Winner
Mar 7–9 Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament Okinawa 100,000,000 Thailand Onnarin Sattayabanphot (2)
Mar 14–16 Yokohama Tire Golf Tournament PRGR Ladies Cup Kochi 80,000,000 Japan Yuki Ichinose (2)
Mar 21–23 T-Point Ladies Golf Tournament Saga 70,000,000 Japan Rikako Morita (7)
Mar 28–30 AXA Ladies Golf Tournament in Miyazaki Miyazaki 80,000,000 Japan Ayaka Watanabe (1)
Apr 3–6 Yamaha Ladies Open Katsuragi Shizuoka 100,000,000 South Korea Ahn Sun-ju (14)
Apr 11–13 Studio Alice Women’s Open Hyogo 60,000,000 South Korea Lee Jeong-eun (Esther) (1)
Apr 18–20 KKT Cup Vantelin Ladies Open Kumamoto 100,000,000 Japan Minami Katsu (a) (1)
Apr 25–27 Fuji Sankei Ladies Classic Shizuoka 80,000,000 Taiwan Phoebe Yao (1)
May 2–4 CyberAgent Ladies Golf Tournament Chiba 70,000,000 Japan Yuki Ichinose (3)
May 8–11 World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup Ibaraki 120,000,000 Japan Misuzu Narita (3)
May 16–18 Hoken No Madoguchi Ladies Fukuoka 120,000,000 South Korea Lee Bo-mee (6)
May 23–25 Chukyo TV Bridgestone Ladies Open Aichi 70,000,000 South Korea Ahn Sun-ju (15)
May 30 – Jun 1 Resort Trust Ladies Hyogo 70,000,000 Taiwan Teresa Lu (2)
Jun 6–8 Yonex Ladies Golf Tournament Niigata 60,000,000 Japan Misuzu Narita (4)
Jun 12–15 Suntory Ladies Open Hyogo 100,000,000 South Korea Ahn Sun-ju (16)
Jun 20–22 Nichirei Ladies Chiba 80,000,000 South Korea Shin Ji-yai (6)
Jun 26–29 Earth Mondahmin Cup Chiba 140,000,000 Japan Miki Sakai (1)
Jul 4–6 Nichi-Iko Women’s Open Golf Tournament Toyama 60,000,000 South Korea Jung Yeon-ju (1)
Jul 18–20 Samantha Thavasa Girls Collection Ladies Tournament Ibaraki 60,000,000 Japan Misuzu Narita (5)
Jul 25–27 Century 21 Ladies Golf Tournament Shizuoka 60,000,000 South Korea Lee Bo-mee (7)
Aug 8–10 Meiji Cup Hokkaido 90,000,000 South Korea Shin Ji-yai (7)
Aug 15–17 NEC Karuizawa 72 Golf Tournament Nagano 70,000,000 South Korea Lee Bo-mee (8)
Aug 22–24 CAT Ladies Kanagawa 60,000,000 Japan Momoko Ueda (10)
Aug 29–31 Nitori Ladies Golf Tournament Hokkaido 100,000,000 South Korea Shin Ji-yai (8)
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