Yumiko Yoshida Wins 2015 Chukyo Television Bridgestone Ladies Open (JLPGA)

Yumiko Yoshida (click to enlarge)

Patterns have been emerging as we move closer to the halfway point of the 2015 LPGA of Japan (JLPGA) season. At last week’s Hoken No Madoguchi Ladies Jae-Eun Chung of South Korea was on the precipice of winning, leading through two rounds before a stumble in round 3 cost her victory. For a second straight week, at the 2015 Chukyo TV Bridgestone Ladies Open, Jae-Eun was brilliant. Although she never slept on a lead as she did in her previous event, an argument could be made that she was even better this week. Chung carded 15 birdies against a lone bogey for the entire tournament. Unfortunately for her, it would not be enough. She would have to settle for 2nd place. Jae-Eun is having a terrific year with a pattern of great results emerging…but no victory yet. Speaking of a pattern of great results, former LPGA player Momoko Ueda of Japan has been even more consistently brilliant in 2015 on the JLPGA. She has finished out of the top 10 only once, and that was a very respectable 18th. Including Chukyo, Momoko has not been out of the top 4 in her last four events. Like Jae-Eun, Ueda has not been able to take that next step to her first victory of the season. Again this week, she would stand outside the winner’s circle in 3rd place. Instead, it would be Yumiko Yoshida breaking through with her first win of 2015, and 5th victory overall. As I mentioned, Chung notched 15 birdies against a lone bogey. You know what beats that? Yumiko Yoshida’s 16 birdies against a single bogey. Unlike Chung and Ueda, nobody saw this coming. It was by a country mile Yoshida’s best performance of the season. In fact, her last two events saw her card 13-over and 11-over scores respectively. Nevertheless, for three rounds in this event she broke through her recent pattern and finished alone at the top.

 

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1 YUMIKO YOSHIDA (-15)

with low amateur, Mone Inami

 

2 JAE-EUN CHUNG (-14)

 

T3 MOMOKO UEDA (-9)

 

T3 LALA ANAI (-9)

 

T5 AKANE IIJIMA (-7)

 

T5 KOTONE HORI (-7)

 

RANK PLAYER SCORE TOTAL 1R 2R 3R 4R PRIZE
優勝 Yumiko Yoshida -15 201 68 65 68 ¥12,600,000
2 Jae-Eun Chung -14 202 68 67 67 ¥6,160,000
3T Momoko Ueda -9 207 70 68 69 ¥4,550,000
3T Lala Anai -9 207 67 69 71 ¥4,550,000
5T Kotone Hori -7 209 69 72 68 ¥3,150,000
5T Akane Iijima -7 209 69 70 70 ¥3,150,000
7T Yuko Fukuda -6 210 71 70 69 ¥2,100,000
7T Misuzu Narita -6 210 71 68 71 ¥2,100,000
7T Saki Nagamine -6 210 69 69 72 ¥2,100,000
10T Ayaka Watanabe -4 212 74 71 67 ¥1,295,000
10T Yuko Mitsuka -4 212 71 70 71 ¥1,295,000
10T Mayu Hattori -4 212 67 73 72 ¥1,295,000
10T Bo-Mee Lee -4 212 68 70 74 ¥1,295,000
10T @Mone Inami -4 212 69 68 75 ¥0
15T Na-Ri Lee -3 213 74 70 69 ¥1,015,000
15T Saki Takeo -3 213 71 72 70 ¥1,015,000
15T Ah-Reum Hwang -3 213 73 73 67 ¥1,015,000
15T Soo-Yun Kang -3 213 71 70 72 ¥1,015,000
19T Kotono Kozuma -2 214 71 73 70 ¥749,000
19T P Chutichai -2 214 71 73 70 ¥749,000
19T Ritsuko Ryu -2 214 73 72 69 ¥749,000
19T Haruka Kudo -2 214 74 68 72 ¥749,000
23T Yoko Maeda -1 215 72 72 71 ¥651,000
23T O Sattaya -1 215 74 69 72 ¥651,000
23T Erina Hara -1 215 72 69 74 ¥651,000
23T Yukari Nishiyama -1 215 70 70 75 ¥651,000
27T Young Kim 0 216 71 73 72 ¥588,000
27T @Hiromu Ono 0 216 75 69 72 ¥0
27T Natsuka Hori 0 216 72 73 71 ¥588,000
27T Rumi Yoshiba 0 216 72 72 72 ¥588,000
27T Rui Kitada 0 216 73 70 73 ¥588,000
27T Megumi Kido 0 216 70 72 74 ¥588,000
33T Eri Fukuyama +1 217 73 72 72 ¥518,000
33T Mamiko Higa +1 217 74 71 72 ¥518,000
33T Yuko Saitoh +1 217 70 75 72 ¥518,000
33T Kumiko Kaneda +1 217 72 71 74 ¥518,000
33T Asako Fujimoto +1 217 73 69 75 ¥518,000
38T Kurumi Dohi +2 218 75 70 73 ¥455,000
38T Junko Omote +2 218 73 73 72 ¥455,000
38T Erina Yamato +2 218 74 72 72 ¥455,000
38T Kaori Yamamoto +2 218 75 71 72 ¥455,000
42T Mihoko Iseri +3 219 70 73 76 ¥378,000
42T Miki Sakai +3 219 71 72 76 ¥378,000
42T Yasuko Satoh +3 219 71 72 76 ¥378,000
42T Saki Okamura +3 219 74 72 73 ¥378,000
42T Misaki Hama +3 219 75 71 73 ¥378,000
42T Yukari Baba +3 219 73 70 76 ¥378,000
42T Phoebe Yao +3 219 72 69 78 ¥378,000
49T Sakura Yokomine +4 220 71 73 76 ¥301,000
49T Eun-Bi Jang +4 220 72 73 75 ¥301,000
49T Yoko Ishikawa +4 220 68 77 75 ¥301,000
49T Airi Saitoh +4 220 72 74 74 ¥301,000
以上、予選通過
Aiko Ueno +3 147 74 73 ¥0
Megumi Shimokawa +3 147 75 72 ¥0
Kaori Ohe +3 147 74 73 ¥0
Mina Nakayama +3 147 74 73 ¥0
Mami Fukuda +3 147 74 73 ¥0
Yoshie Nakamura +3 147 74 73 ¥0
Esther Lee +3 147 74 73 ¥0
@Momoko Oosato +3 147 73 74 ¥0
Yeo-Jin Kang +3 147 72 75 ¥0
Ji-Min Lee +3 147 71 76 ¥0
Nobuko Kizawa +4 148 72 76 ¥0
Yayoi Arasaki +4 148 74 74 ¥0
Chiharu Tsunekawa +4 148 75 73 ¥0
Miyako Tanaka +4 148 76 72 ¥0
Hikari Kawamitsu +4 148 75 73 ¥0
Ayaka Matsumori +4 148 74 74 ¥0
Yun-Jye Wei +4 148 75 73 ¥0
Ji-Woo Lee +4 148 72 76 ¥0
Akane Saeki +4 148 77 71 ¥0
Da-Ye Na +4 148 75 73 ¥0
Hiroko Fukushima +4 148 73 75 ¥0
Mihoko Takahashi +5 149 74 75 ¥0
Hiromi Mogi +5 149 75 74 ¥0
Nachiyo Ohtani +5 149 73 76 ¥0
Eri Joma +5 149 77 72 ¥0
Na-Ri Kim +5 149 73 76 ¥0
Ha-Neul Kim +5 149 75 74 ¥0
Asuka Kashiwabara +5 149 75 74 ¥0
@Yuri Matsuda +5 149 73 76 ¥0
Emi Sato +5 149 73 76 ¥0
Sumika Nakasone +5 149 77 72 ¥0
Natsu Nagai +6 150 76 74 ¥0
Tomoko Kanai +6 150 74 76 ¥0
Asami Kikuchi +6 150 76 74 ¥0
Serena Aoki +7 151 75 76 ¥0
Kaori Toki +7 151 73 78 ¥0
Aoi Ohnishi +7 151 73 78 ¥0
@Harumi Yoshikuwa +7 151 78 73 ¥0
Shinobu Moromizato +9 153 77 76 ¥0
Manami Ogawa +9 153 78 75 ¥0
Yukiko Nishiki +9 153 76 77 ¥0
Hiroko Azuma +9 153 77 76 ¥0
Aya Ezawa +9 153 80 73 ¥0
Motomi Aoki +9 153 77 76 ¥0
Aoi Nagata +10 154 79 75 ¥0
Ai Tanaka +11 155 83 72 ¥0
Ayano Nitta +12 156 75 81 ¥0
Jennifer Hirano +12 156 78 78 ¥0
@Shiho Kawasaki +12 156 79 77 ¥0
Eriko Sonoda +14 158 84 74 ¥0
@Kotona Tateura +16 160 79 81 ¥0
Kino Takahashi +19 163 80 83 ¥0
Kurumi Ohtsu +21 165 82 83 ¥0
棄権 Ji-Hee Lee +6 78 78 ¥0
棄権 Saiki Fujita 0 0 ¥0
失格 Ai Suzuki 0 0 ¥0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Yumiko Yoshida Wins 2015 Chukyo Television Bridgestone Ladies Open (JLPGA)

    • You are correct…I am amazed at the popularity of the tour in Japan. The galleries are very impressive.🙂

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