Misuzu Narita Wins 2015 Suntory Ladies Open Golf Tournament (JLPGA)

Misuzu Narita (click to enlarge)

They say you can’t win a golf tournament in the first round…and that’s true. But you sure can improve your chances of winning with a great first round. Misuzu Narita opened the 2015 Suntory Ladies Open Golf Tournament with a blistering 9-under 63 to set herself atop the leaderboard. Closest to Narita was 2-time and defending champion Sun-Ju Ahn at 6-under. As if to illustrate not to get too excited over a good first round, Ahn followed her opening 6-under 66 with a 5-over 77 which essentially took her out of contention as birdies were dropping all over the course for other players. Narita was chased down by the end of the 2nd round by Hikari Fujita, whose 68-66 matched Misuzu’s 63-71. Unfortunately, like Ahn a round before Fujita would blow up with a 4-over 76 in round 3. By the end of round 3, only Ritsuko Ryu and current money list leader Bo-Mee Lee were within 4 shots of Narita. Both closed the gap slightly by neither could catch the wire to wire leader as Misuzu Narita rode a 16-under tally to her 2nd win of the season and 7th career JLPGA victory. On an aside, even though she didn’t win I am very pleased to see another top 5 for one of my long time favorites, Soo-Yun Kang. It’s her 2nd straight top 5, 5th overall top 10 and 8th top 20 of the season…all with a lot of the season still to go. If there is one player on the JLPGA that I’m rooting to see win at least once in 2015, it is by far Kangsy.

The following video won’t play here, but I included so you could easily find the video simply by clicking the link.

YTD PLAYER OF THE YEAR and MONEY LIST LEADER: BO-MEE LEE

YTD SCORING AVERAGE LEADER: TERESA LU

ALL PICS CLICK TO ENLARGE

1 MISUZU NARITA (-16)

with low amateur Soo-Young Lee

2 BO-MEE LEE (-14)

3 RITSUKO RYU (-13)

4 AKANE IIJIMA (-11)

T5 MOMOKO UEDA (-9)

T5 SOO-YUN KANG (-9)

RANK PLAYER SCORE TOTAL 1R 2R 3R 4R PRIZE
優勝 Misuzu Narita -16 272 63 71 68 70 ¥18,000,000
2 Bo-Mee Lee -14 274 68 68 70 68 ¥8,800,000
3 Ritsuko Ryu -13 275 69 67 70 69 ¥7,000,000
4 Akane Iijima -11 277 70 70 70 67 ¥6,000,000
5T Soo-Yun Kang -9 279 69 69 71 70 ¥4,500,000
5T Momoko Ueda -9 279 70 71 68 70 ¥4,500,000
7T Yumiko Yoshida -8 280 71 73 68 68 ¥2,750,000
7T Ji-Yai Shin -8 280 71 67 73 69 ¥2,750,000
7T Teresa Lu -8 280 74 65 70 71 ¥2,750,000
7T Kotone Hori -8 280 68 69 71 72 ¥2,750,000
11T @So-Young Lee -7 281 68 71 72 70 ¥0
11T Da-Ye Na -7 281 67 70 70 74 ¥1,820,000
13T Hikari Fujita -6 282 68 66 76 72 ¥1,670,000
13T Mayu Hattori -6 282 69 71 70 72 ¥1,670,000
15 Nachiyo Ohtani -5 283 71 71 69 72 ¥1,520,000
16T Mi-Jeong Jeon -4 284 71 75 70 68 ¥1,370,000
16T Esther Lee -4 284 73 68 73 70 ¥1,370,000
18T Erika Kikuchi -3 285 75 71 71 68 ¥1,070,000
18T Ji-Hee Lee -3 285 72 70 71 72 ¥1,070,000
18T Sun-Ju Ahn -3 285 66 77 69 73 ¥1,070,000
18T Ayaka Watanabe -3 285 74 68 69 74 ¥1,070,000
22T Phoebe Yao -2 286 69 68 77 72 ¥870,000
22T Mami Fukuda -2 286 71 73 69 73 ¥870,000
22T Yuko Fukuda -2 286 67 72 73 74 ¥870,000
22T Kaori Ohe -2 286 70 70 72 74 ¥870,000
22T @Hina Arakaki -2 286 71 66 70 79 ¥0
27 Erina Yamato -1 287 72 71 73 71 ¥820,000
28T Saiki Fujita 0 288 71 71 74 72 ¥730,000
28T O Sattaya 0 288 73 70 73 72 ¥730,000
28T Ah-Reum Hwang 0 288 70 74 72 72 ¥730,000
28T Ha-Neul Kim 0 288 73 71 72 72 ¥730,000
28T Serena Aoki 0 288 73 72 71 72 ¥730,000
28T Megumi Shimokawa 0 288 69 77 70 72 ¥730,000
28T Yuki Ichinose 0 288 73 71 71 73 ¥730,000
28T Kotono Kozuma 0 288 70 76 69 73 ¥730,000
36T Yeo-Jin Kang +1 289 72 72 74 71 ¥630,000
36T Miki Sakai +1 289 68 76 74 71 ¥630,000
38T @Kana Nagai +3 291 72 73 74 72 ¥0
38T Young Kim +3 291 73 73 73 72 ¥590,000
38T Rikako Morita +3 291 71 72 74 74 ¥590,000
41T Yuko Saitoh +4 292 71 74 73 74 ¥540,000
41T Lala Anai +4 292 70 73 73 76 ¥540,000
41T Erina Hara +4 292 68 76 71 77 ¥540,000
44T Saki Takeo +5 293 72 73 75 73 ¥456,250
44T Saki Okamura +5 293 75 71 74 73 ¥456,250
44T Yasuko Satoh +5 293 71 75 74 73 ¥456,250
44T Jia-Yun Li +5 293 70 75 74 74 ¥456,250
44T Tomoko Kanai +5 293 71 75 73 74 ¥456,250
44T Rumi Yoshiba +5 293 70 74 74 75 ¥456,250
44T Yayoi Arasaki +5 293 73 72 73 75 ¥456,250
44T Hiromi Mogi +5 293 73 69 73 78 ¥456,250
52T Kaori Yamamoto +6 294 73 73 75 73 ¥405,000
52T Hiroko Azuma +6 294 71 74 71 78 ¥405,000
54T @Julianne Alvarez +7 295 75 66 80 74 ¥0
54T Miyako Tanaka +7 295 72 73 74 76 ¥385,000
54T Aya Ezawa +7 295 74 71 72 78 ¥385,000
57T Airi Saitoh +8 296 70 73 77 76 ¥360,000
57T Kumiko Kaneda +8 296 71 71 75 79 ¥360,000
57T Akane Saeki +8 296 72 74 71 79 ¥360,000
60T @Minami Katsu +9 297 74 72 76 75 ¥0
60T @Yumi Matsubara +9 297 74 71 76 76 ¥0
62 Miki Uehara +10 298 73 73 78 74 ¥340,000
63 @Tenyo Ou +12 300 73 73 79 75 ¥0
64 Yuko Mitsuka +13 301 71 75 77 78 ¥330,000
65 Julia Kurata +14 302 70 75 78 79 ¥320,000
以上、予選通過
Junko Omote +3 147 72 75 ¥0
Ikue Asama +3 147 74 73 ¥0
Ai Miyazato +3 147 71 76 ¥0
Asako Fujimoto +3 147 75 72 ¥0
Natsuka Hori +3 147 74 73 ¥0
Na-Ri Lee +3 147 75 72 ¥0
Kana Taneda +3 147 73 74 ¥0
Ayano Nitta +3 147 76 71 ¥0
Ji-Min Lee +3 147 72 75 ¥0
Eun-Bi Jang +3 147 74 73 ¥0
Yeon-Ju Jung +3 147 75 72 ¥0
Motomi Aoki +3 147 72 75 ¥0
Jae-Eun Chung +3 147 74 73 ¥0
Hee-Kyung Bae +3 147 74 73 ¥0
Natsu Nagai +4 148 73 75 ¥0
Yukari Baba +4 148 73 75 ¥0
Mamiko Higa +4 148 75 73 ¥0
Saki Nagamine +4 148 72 76 ¥0
@Hikaru Yoshimoto +4 148 75 73 ¥0
Aiko Ueno +5 149 74 75 ¥0
Kaori Nakamura +5 149 74 75 ¥0
Megumi Kido +5 149 77 72 ¥0
Yukari Nishiyama +5 149 73 76 ¥0
Mina Nakayama +5 149 73 76 ¥0
Asami Kikuchi +5 149 74 75 ¥0
Haruka Kudo +5 149 71 78 ¥0
Misaki Hama +5 149 74 75 ¥0
Ayaka Matsumori +5 149 73 76 ¥0
Ji-Woo Lee +5 149 74 75 ¥0
P Chutichai +5 149 75 74 ¥0
Hiroko Fukushima +5 149 74 75 ¥0
@Onkanok Soisuwan +5 149 74 75 ¥0
@Yuka Saso +5 149 75 74 ¥0
Nobuko Kizawa +6 150 74 76 ¥0
Maiko Wakabayashi +6 150 72 78 ¥0
Mihoko Iseri +6 150 74 76 ¥0
Hikari Kawamitsu +6 150 78 72 ¥0
Kaori Toki +6 150 75 75 ¥0
Yun-Jye Wei +6 150 76 74 ¥0
Jessica Speechley +6 150 75 75 ¥0
Yoko Maeda +7 151 76 75 ¥0
Hibiki Kitamura +7 151 78 73 ¥0
@Hannah Green +7 151 75 76 ¥0
Keiko Sasaki +8 152 74 78 ¥0
@Minami Hiruta +8 152 74 78 ¥0
Shinobu Moromizato +9 153 76 77 ¥0
Rino Kotake +9 153 75 78 ¥0
Ai Suzuki +9 153 81 72 ¥0
Aoi Ohnishi +9 153 76 77 ¥0
Sumika Nakasone +10 154 73 81 ¥0
@Cih-Hui Chen +13 157 78 79 ¥0
Noriko Kubo +15 159 79 80 ¥0
Kurumi Ohtsu +16 160 77 83 ¥0
棄権 Na-Ri Kim 0 0 ¥0
棄権 Rui Kitada +3 75 75 ¥0
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