Teresa Lu Wins 2015 Konica Minolta Cup (JLPGA Major)

Teresa Lu (click to enlarge)

With Bo-Mee Lee winning the last two LPGA of Japan events, her 3rd and 4th wins of the 2015 season, I was just about ready to call it an early wrap for JLPGA Player of the Year. Well…hold that order, please. Teresa Lu captured her 4th JLPGA win of the 2015 season at the 48th LPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup with a four round 7-under overall score, 2 shots clear of Momoko Ueda and Miki Sakai. Bo-Mee Lee finished 3 shots back at 4-under. Teresa almost gave it back near the end of the fourth round. She went up two shots with a birdie on 16 but admitted she was so excited that she lost her concentration on the 17th tee. The result? She found the pond with her tee shot. She was able to get up and down for only a bogey when it could have been much worse. A final hole birdie on 18 sealed the deal for Teresa’s 8th career JLPGA win and 3rd JLPGA Major. In fact, she’s won the Japan Women’s Open, the Ricoh Cup and the Konica Minolta Cup. She needs only the Salonpas Cup to complete the JLPGA Career Grand Slam. She will have to wait until next May for another chance to win that event. With the Konica Minolta Cup victory, Teresa earns 25.2 million Japanese Yen (just shy of $209,000 USD). For the season, Lu has collected 112,248,200 Japanese Yen (a little over $947,000 USD). Teresa also leads the JLPGA in scoring average at 69.95. She still trails Bo-Mee Lee in prizemoney and Player of the Year, but with a lot of tournaments still to play in the JLPGA season, including two Majors…the race for the top spots isn’t finished yet.

 

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1 TERESA LU (-7)

 

T2 MOMOKO UEDA (-5)

 

T2 MIKI SAKAI (-5)

 

4 BO-MEE LEE (-4)

 

T5 HA-NEUL KIM (-3)

 

T5 SUN-JU AHN (-3)

 

RANK PLAYER SCORE TOTAL 1R 2R 3R 4R PRIZE
優勝 Teresa Lu -7 281 73 67 70 71 ¥25,200,000
2T Miki Sakai -5 283 71 69 72 71 ¥11,060,000
2T Momoko Ueda -5 283 76 70 64 73 ¥11,060,000
4 Bo-Mee Lee -4 284 73 71 68 72 ¥8,400,000
5T Ha-Neul Kim -3 285 74 68 72 71 ¥6,300,000
5T Sun-Ju Ahn -3 285 71 71 71 72 ¥6,300,000
7T Phoebe Yao -1 287 73 72 72 70 ¥4,200,000
7T Mayu Hattori -1 287 68 73 74 72 ¥4,200,000
7T Erina Hara -1 287 73 67 74 73 ¥4,200,000
10T Ji-Yai Shin 0 288 72 70 73 73 ¥2,557,333
10T Ayaka Watanabe 0 288 76 67 72 73 ¥2,557,333
10T Erika Kikuchi 0 288 71 71 71 75 ¥2,557,333
13T Saki Nagamine +1 289 73 67 74 75 ¥2,156,000
13T Na-Ri Lee +1 289 73 70 71 75 ¥2,156,000
15 Akane Iijima +2 290 72 69 74 75 ¥1,946,000
16 Asako Fujimoto +3 291 69 72 74 76 ¥1,806,000
17T Yumiko Yoshida +4 292 69 69 81 73 ¥1,596,000
17T Lala Anai +4 292 75 72 71 74 ¥1,596,000
19T Young Kim +5 293 72 71 74 76 ¥1,283,333
19T Yuko Fukuda +5 293 73 71 73 76 ¥1,283,333
19T Shiho Oyama +5 293 73 72 69 79 ¥1,283,333
22T Chieko Amanuma +6 294 71 76 74 73 ¥1,134,000
22T Mi-Jeong Jeon +6 294 72 71 77 74 ¥1,134,000
22T Eun-Bi Jang +6 294 69 74 76 75 ¥1,134,000
22T Yoko Maeda +6 294 74 72 73 75 ¥1,134,000
22T Kotone Hori +6 294 70 72 74 78 ¥1,134,000
27T Saiki Fujita +8 296 75 74 74 73 ¥966,000
27T Kumiko Kaneda +8 296 76 74 71 75 ¥966,000
27T Megumi Shimokawa +8 296 74 72 75 75 ¥966,000
27T Yoko Ishikawa +8 296 73 77 74 72 ¥966,000
27T Mami Fukuda +8 296 74 72 74 76 ¥966,000
27T Ah-Reum Hwang +8 296 77 72 69 78 ¥966,000
27T Hiromi Mogi +8 296 72 75 71 78 ¥966,000
34T Jae-Eun Chung +9 297 73 75 73 76 ¥840,000
34T Serena Aoki +9 297 75 75 75 72 ¥840,000
36T Ji-Hee Lee +10 298 74 72 77 75 ¥784,000
36T Asuka Kashiwabara +10 298 78 72 73 75 ¥784,000
38T Shiho Toyonaga +11 299 72 74 79 74 ¥718,666
38T Haruka Kudo +11 299 75 74 76 74 ¥718,666
38T Misuzu Narita +11 299 73 73 80 73 ¥718,666
41T Kana Taneda +12 300 75 74 74 77 ¥665,000
41T Rui Kitada +12 300 72 73 77 78 ¥665,000
41T Hibiki Kitamura +12 300 73 73 79 75 ¥665,000
41T Kotono Kozuma +12 300 73 74 79 74 ¥665,000
45T Yayoi Arasaki +13 301 74 75 74 78 ¥595,000
45T Aiko Ueno +13 301 72 75 76 78 ¥595,000
45T O Sattaya +13 301 76 72 76 77 ¥595,000
45T Yuri Fudoh +13 301 73 77 74 77 ¥595,000
45T Natsu Nagai +13 301 73 76 77 75 ¥595,000
45T Miki Uehara +13 301 78 71 77 75 ¥595,000
51T Junko Omote +14 302 72 77 76 77 ¥532,000
51T Kaori Ohe +14 302 73 77 75 77 ¥532,000
51T Eriko Kobashi +14 302 75 74 79 74 ¥532,000
54T Mihoko Iseri +15 303 76 74 75 78 ¥497,000
54T Tomoko Kanai +15 303 72 74 80 77 ¥497,000
56 Yukari Baba +16 304 73 73 81 77 ¥476,000
57 Akane Saeki +17 305 76 74 78 77 ¥462,000
58T Saki Takeo +19 307 74 74 76 83 ¥441,000
58T Maiko Wakabayashi +19 307 77 73 77 80 ¥441,000
60 Ritsuko Ryu +20 308 73 75 81 79 ¥420,000
61 Hikari Kawamitsu +26 314 78 71 83 82 ¥406,000

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