Bo-Mee Lee Wins 2015 Earth Mondamin Cup (JLPGA)

Bo-Mee Lee (click to enlarge)

It was a Seoul Sister shootout at the 2015 Earth Mondamin Cup as two of the most accomplished South Korean (or any nationality, for that matter) players on the LPGA of Japan (JLPGA), Bo-Mee Lee and Ji-Hee Lee, had to settle matters in a playoff as they finished regulation play tied at 14-under. Bo-Mee was all over the pin in the final round, almost holing out from the fairway on #5. Ji-Hee was right there with her. When Bo-Mee stuck it on the pin with her approach on 16, Ji-Hee overcame a drive into the rough to drain a 20 foot putt to match Bo-Mee’s short birdie conversion. Bo-Mee escaped disaster on #18 when she found a fairway bunker with her tee shot when Ji-Hee laid up with her 2nd shot on the par 5 closing hole. Both ending up with long birdie putt attempts, Ji-Hee’s coming second and giving her a chance to win, but both players ended up two-putting for par. Bo-Mee escaped again on the first playoff hole (#18 again) as Ji-Hee missed a birdie putt to win from maybe only 6-8 feet, burning the top edge. You could tell from Bo-Mee’s facial expression that even she felt for Ji-Hee missing that potential winner. They would play #18 again on the second playoff hole, but this time the hole location was moved from near the back left to the front right. Bo-Mee capitalized by sticking her 3rd shot to tap-in birdie range. Ji-Hee would need a long miracle birdie to match her. It didn’t happen as once again she burned the top edge. With that, Bo-Mee closed out the second playoff hole with a birdie for the win, her second of the 2015 season and 10th JLPGA victory overall. She extends her lead in both Player of the Year and the Money List.

Bo-Mee Maintains POY and Money List Leads

Teresa Lu leads Scoring Average

ALL PICS CLICK TO ENLARGE

1 BO-MEE LEE (-14)

2 JI-HEE LEE (-14)

3 RIKAKO MORITA (-13)

T4 MOMOKO UEDA (-11)

T4 HIROMI MOGI

Unfortunately, I don’t have any final round pics of Kaori Ohe (T4) ready, so here are a few from round 3!

T4 KAORI OHE (-11)

RANK PLAYER SCORE TOTAL 1R 2R 3R 4R PRIZE
優勝 Bo-Mee Lee -14 274 70 69 67 68 ¥25,200,000
2 Ji-Hee Lee -14 274 70 67 69 68 ¥12,320,000
3 Rikako Morita -13 275 73 69 65 68 ¥9,800,000
4T Momoko Ueda -11 277 67 71 73 66 ¥7,000,000
4T Hiromi Mogi -11 277 67 70 71 69 ¥7,000,000
4T Kaori Ohe -11 277 69 69 68 71 ¥7,000,000
7 Ayaka Watanabe -10 278 69 71 70 68 ¥4,900,000
8T Saki Nagamine -9 279 69 71 72 67 ¥2,905,000
8T Kyoko Furuya -9 279 73 68 69 69 ¥2,905,000
8T Yukari Baba -9 279 70 67 72 70 ¥2,905,000
8T Miki Sakai -9 279 72 68 69 70 ¥2,905,000
8T Kumiko Kaneda -9 279 70 68 69 72 ¥2,905,000
8T Da-Ye Na -9 279 68 68 70 73 ¥2,905,000
14T Nana Yamashiro -8 280 68 72 74 66 ¥1,467,200
14T Shan-Shan Feng -8 280 71 72 70 67 ¥1,467,200
14T Teresa Lu -8 280 71 71 70 68 ¥1,467,200
14T Kaori Nakamura -8 280 71 71 70 68 ¥1,467,200
14T Mi-Jeong Jeon -8 280 72 70 69 69 ¥1,467,200
14T Young Kim -8 280 70 69 71 70 ¥1,467,200
14T Shiho Oyama -8 280 70 69 70 71 ¥1,467,200
14T Hikari Fujita -8 280 69 70 70 71 ¥1,467,200
14T Yukari Nishiyama -8 280 71 70 67 72 ¥1,467,200
14T Serena Aoki -8 280 68 69 70 73 ¥1,467,200
24T Misuzu Narita -7 281 67 73 76 65 ¥980,000
24T Megumi Kido -7 281 71 67 76 67 ¥980,000
24T Ah-Reum Hwang -7 281 71 71 70 69 ¥980,000
24T Asako Fujimoto -7 281 67 72 71 71 ¥980,000
24T Ji-Yai Shin -7 281 70 71 69 71 ¥980,000
24T Phoebe Yao -7 281 71 70 69 71 ¥980,000
24T Tomoko Kanai -7 281 73 70 67 71 ¥980,000
24T Soo-Yun Kang -7 281 70 68 71 72 ¥980,000
32T Sun-Ju Ahn -6 282 72 70 70 70 ¥840,000
32T Erina Hara -6 282 70 73 69 70 ¥840,000
34T Yuko Mitsuka -5 283 71 72 73 67 ¥744,000
34T Kotone Hori -5 283 69 73 73 68 ¥744,000
34T Rui Kitada -5 283 71 72 70 70 ¥744,000
34T Sayaka Tsuchida -5 283 73 67 72 71 ¥744,000
34T Junko Omote -5 283 72 68 70 73 ¥744,000
34T Saiki Fujita -5 283 70 70 70 73 ¥744,000
34T Hee-Kyung Bae -5 283 72 69 69 73 ¥744,000
41T Ai Suzuki -4 284 73 70 74 67 ¥644,000
41T Eun-Bi Jang -4 284 71 71 74 68 ¥644,000
41T Ritsuko Ryu -4 284 72 69 72 71 ¥644,000
41T Erina Yamato -4 284 69 72 72 71 ¥644,000
41T Yuki Ichinose -4 284 73 70 70 71 ¥644,000
41T Rumi Yoshiba -4 284 69 74 69 72 ¥644,000
41T Yuko Fukuda -4 284 72 69 70 73 ¥644,000
48T Erika Kikuchi -3 285 72 71 73 69 ¥560,000
48T O Sattaya -3 285 69 73 73 70 ¥560,000
48T Mayu Hattori -3 285 72 71 72 70 ¥560,000
48T Hiroko Fukushima -3 285 72 70 71 72 ¥560,000
48T Yasuko Satoh -3 285 68 67 71 79 ¥560,000
53T Na-Ri Lee -2 286 71 71 73 71 ¥497,000
53T Aya Ezawa -2 286 74 67 73 72 ¥497,000
53T Lala Anai -2 286 72 71 70 73 ¥497,000
53T Ha-Neul Kim -2 286 71 72 70 73 ¥497,000
57T Jia-Yun Li -1 287 69 74 71 73 ¥455,000
57T Na-Ri Kim -1 287 72 69 72 74 ¥455,000
59 Babe Liu 0 288 70 72 76 70 ¥434,000
60 P Chutichai +1 289 71 70 77 71 ¥420,000
61T Mika Nakazono +3 291 70 73 75 73 ¥399,000
61T Chiharu Tsunekawa +3 291 70 72 74 75 ¥399,000
63T Maiko Wakabayashi +4 292 69 74 76 73 ¥364,000
63T Nobuko Kizawa +4 292 71 71 75 75 ¥364,000
63T Aoi Ohnishi +4 292 71 72 72 77 ¥364,000

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