Teresa Lu Opens JLPGA Season With Win At 2015 Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament

Teresa Lu

Teresa Lu started the 2015 LPGA of Japan (JLPGA) season by picking up where she left off in 2014. Lu ended 2014 with a win at the JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup, her 2nd Major and 3rd overall win last season. Teresa opened 2015 with a 4 shot victory at the Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament. Last year, Teresa played the LPGA’s HSBC Women’s Champions, finishing T9. With Daikin and HSBC being concurrent this year, she chose to play in Okinawa rather than make the trip to Singapore. It turned out to be a wise decision, as she continues to grow as a force on the JLPGA.

Teresa Lu

Lu trailed Lala Anai by 1 shot (7-under to 8-under) after 2 rounds. An early eagle on the par 5 4th hole put Anai up by 3 shots, but after that it was all Teresa. The Taiwanese great was even par for her round for the first 6 holes. After that, she was simply sensational. Lu played the final 12 holes at 7-under, distancing herself from Anai and a fast charging Rikako Morita. Anai would finish her round at 1-under, 9-under for the tournament. Morita fired a 6-under 66, overtaking Anai for 2nd place at 10-under overall. They all played second fiddle to Lu at 14-under for her three rounds. It’s Teresa’s 5th career JLPGA victory. She takes home 18 million Japanese Yen or roughly around 149,000 USD. She finished her fantastic 2014 season 2nd on the JLPGA money list. It appears 2015 might be a similarly great year for Teresa.

Here are a few videos from Teresa’s off-season. They are not related to this event, but since it’s her day to celebrate, I figured why not include them. They are mostly travel, charity and cooking related.

1 TERESA LU (-14)

with low amateur, Hina Arakaki

2 RIKAKO MORITA (-10)

3 LALA ANAI (-9)

4 HIKARI KAWAMITSU (-8)

T5 BO-MEE LEE (-7)

T5 MIKA MIYAZATO (-7)

T5 ASAKO FUJIMOTO (-7)

RANK SCORE PLAYER TOTAL 1R 2R 3R 4R PRIZE
優勝 -14 Teresa Lu 202 69 68 65 ¥18,000,000
2 -10 Rikako Morita 206 69 71 66 ¥8,800,000
3 -9 Lala Anai 207 69 67 71 ¥7,000,000
4 -8 Hikari Kawamitsu 208 71 67 70 ¥6,000,000
5T -7 Mika Miyazato 209 69 73 67 ¥4,166,666
5T -7 Asako Fujimoto 209 74 68 67 ¥4,166,666
5T -7 Bo-Mee Lee 209 71 70 68 ¥4,166,666
8T -6 Ji-Yai Shin 210 71 69 70 ¥2,750,000
8T -6 Momoko Ueda 210 72 68 70 ¥2,750,000
10T -5 Nachiyo Ohtani 211 73 70 68 ¥1,842,500
10T -5 Shinobu Moromizato 211 71 71 69 ¥1,842,500
10T -5 Misuzu Narita 211 72 70 69 ¥1,842,500
10T -5 Shiho Oyama 211 72 68 71 ¥1,842,500
14T -4 Sun-Ju Ahn 212 68 74 70 ¥1,540,000
14T -4 Megumi Kido 212 73 69 70 ¥1,540,000
16T -3 O Sattaya 213 73 71 69 ¥1,240,000
16T -3 Ji-Hee Lee 213 70 72 71 ¥1,240,000
16T -3 Sakura Yokomine 213 70 72 71 ¥1,240,000
16T -3 Nobuko Kizawa 213 73 67 73 ¥1,240,000
20T -2 Miki Sakai 214 69 74 71 ¥960,000
20T -2 Yukari Baba 214 71 72 71 ¥960,000
20T -2 Shiho Toyonaga 214 73 69 72 ¥960,000
20T -2 Satsuki Oshiro 214 70 70 74 ¥960,000
24T -1 Chie Arimura 215 75 70 70 ¥880,000
24T -1 Jia-Yun Li 215 70 75 70 ¥880,000
24T -1 Maiko Wakabayashi 215 73 73 69 ¥880,000
24T -1 Erina Hara 215 72 69 74 ¥880,000
28T 0 Miki Saiki 216 72 72 72 ¥790,000
28T 0 Mi-Jeong Jeon 216 71 74 71 ¥790,000
28T 0 Eun-Bi Jang 216 74 72 70 ¥790,000
28T 0 Mamiko Higa 216 72 74 70 ¥790,000
28T 0 Hikari Fujita 216 71 69 76 ¥790,000
33T +1 Erika Kikuchi 217 71 73 73 ¥710,000
33T +1 Yumiko Yoshida 217 74 70 73 ¥710,000
33T +1 Na-Ri Kim 217 73 72 72 ¥710,000
33T +1 @Hina Arakaki 217 70 75 72 ¥0
37T +2 Yuko Fukuda 218 75 69 74 ¥630,000
37T +2 Yukari Nishiyama 218 74 69 75 ¥630,000
37T +2 Ritsuko Ryu 218 74 72 72 ¥630,000
37T +2 Kana Taneda 218 75 71 72 ¥630,000
37T +2 Ha-Neul Kim 218 72 74 72 ¥630,000
42T +3 Mayu Hattori 219 71 73 75 ¥520,000
42T +3 Mihoko Iseri 219 76 69 74 ¥520,000
42T +3 Rumi Yoshiba 219 72 73 74 ¥520,000
42T +3 Kaori Yamamoto 219 69 76 74 ¥520,000
42T +3 Airi Saitoh 219 72 74 73 ¥520,000
42T +3 Yeon-Ju Jung 219 78 68 73 ¥520,000
48T +4 Yuki Ichinose 220 70 74 76 ¥440,000
48T +4 Na-Ri Lee 220 75 71 74 ¥440,000
50T +5 Keiko Kubo 221 71 74 76 ¥405,000
50T +5 Kumiko Kaneda 221 76 70 75 ¥405,000
52 +6 Erina Yamato 222 76 68 78 ¥390,000
以上、予選通過
+3 Yuri Fudoh 147 73 74 ¥0
+3 Hiromi Mogi 147 71 76 ¥0
+3 Kaori Ohe 147 76 71 ¥0
+3 Mina Nakayama 147 73 74 ¥0
+3 Sayuri Takashima 147 73 74 ¥0
+3 Mami Fukuda 147 72 75 ¥0
+3 Hiroko Azuma 147 74 73 ¥0
+3 Ayaka Watanabe 147 73 74 ¥0
+3 Kotone Hori 147 75 72 ¥0
+3 Jennifer Hirano 147 74 73 ¥0
+3 Jae-Eun Chung 147 72 75 ¥0
+4 Yasuko Satoh 148 75 73 ¥0
+4 Aiko Ueno 148 75 73 ¥0
+4 Natsuka Hori 148 72 76 ¥0
+4 Ai Suzuki 148 71 77 ¥0
+4 Ayaka Matsumori 148 73 75 ¥0
+4 Ah-Reum Hwang 148 74 74 ¥0
+4 Hiroko Fukushima 148 74 74 ¥0
+4 Hee-Kyung Bae 148 76 72 ¥0
+5 Yuko Saitoh 149 76 73 ¥0
+5 Saiki Fujita 149 76 73 ¥0
+5 Yoko Maeda 149 76 73 ¥0
+5 Miyako Tanaka 149 75 74 ¥0
+5 Aya Ezawa 149 76 73 ¥0
+5 Esther Lee 149 74 75 ¥0
+6 Junko Omote 150 78 72 ¥0
+6 Chiharu Tsunekawa 150 74 76 ¥0
+6 Tomoko Kanai 150 77 73 ¥0
+6 Megumi Shimokawa 150 76 74 ¥0
+6 Yuko Mitsuka 150 75 75 ¥0
+6 Makoto Takemura 150 76 74 ¥0
+6 Serena Aoki 150 75 75 ¥0
+6 Haruka Kudo 150 75 75 ¥0
+6 Yun-Jye Wei 150 75 75 ¥0
+6 Young Kim 150 76 74 ¥0
+6 Phoebe Yao 150 77 73 ¥0
+6 Minami Oshiro 150 77 73 ¥0
+6 @Riria Arashiro 150 71 79 ¥0
+7 Rui Kitada 151 74 77 ¥0
+7 Ayako Uehara 151 78 73 ¥0
+7 Ji-Woo Lee 151 74 77 ¥0
+7 @Nozomi Kohagura 151 77 74 ¥0
+7 Aoi Ohnishi 151 75 76 ¥0
+7 Da-Ye Na 151 78 73 ¥0
+7 Saki Takeo 151 75 76 ¥0
+8 Kurumi Dohi 152 76 76 ¥0
+8 Kotono Kozuma 152 76 76 ¥0
+8 Soo-Yun Kang 152 77 75 ¥0
+9 Asami Kikuchi 153 79 74 ¥0
+11 Momoyo Kawakubo 155 74 81 ¥0
+11 Mayumi Shimomura 155 79 76 ¥0
+13 @Shoko Sunakawa 157 80 77 ¥0
+15 Ji-Min Lee 159 78 81 ¥0
+15 @Natsumi Nakanishi 159 81 78 ¥0
+23 Hiroe Tani 167 85 82 ¥0
棄権 Akane Iijima  9H終了後 右足首痛のため
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