Teresa Lu Wins 5th JLPGA Title Of The Season At 2015 Fujitsu Ladies

Teresa Lu (click to enlarge)

What a tug of war the 2015 LPGA of Japan (JLPGA) season has been. As soon as I think Bo-Mee Lee is running away with the year, Teresa Lu makes a charge. When I start to think Teresa can catch up, Bo-Mee reasserts her dominance. These two tour aces have been a lot of fun to watch battle it out this season (along with In-Gee Chun making a couple of Major cameos). Lee captured her 5th tour win last week at the Stanley Ladies. Not to be outdone, Lu answered by winning this week’s 2015 Fujitsu Ladies. Teresa didn’t just win, she grabbed hold of this event from the opening round and wouldn’t let go. Her opening round 5-under 67 was the only sub-70 performance on day 1. She followed with an amazing 7-under 65 on day 2. Going into the final round, Lu sat at 12-under. Only Ayaka Watanabe at 8-under had a realistic chance but even she would need Teresa to stumble. Behind Ayaka, Bo-Mee was in third, but 8 shots back at 4-under. Unfortunately, Bo-Mee would go 2-over 74 to close and fall out of the top 10, landing at a tie for 12th. Teresa didn’t have to be sensational in round 3, and she wasn’t with 5 bogeys against 4 birdies, although she did drop in a clutch eagle putt on 16 to put the stamp on 1-under 71 round and a 13-under 4 shot victory. Bo-Mee might go on to take all the accolades via year-end trophies, and she would deserve them, but in my eyes I wish they could name two Players of the Year or somehow split the award in half. Teresa has been so good this year it would be a shame if in time people looked back and just saw Bo-Mee as POY and forgot just how wonderful a season Lu has turned in.

 

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1 TERESA LU (-13)

with low amateur Hina Arakaki

 

2 AYAKA WATANABE (-9)

 

T3 SERENA AOKI (-7)

 

T3 JIYAI SHIN (-7)

 

5 HA-NEUL KIM (-6)

 

6 MAMI FUKUDA (-6)

 

RANK PLAYER SCORE TOTAL 1R 2R 3R 4R PRIZE
優勝 Teresa Lu -13 203 67 65 71 ¥14,400,000
2 Ayaka Watanabe -9 207 70 66 71 ¥7,200,000
3T Serena Aoki -7 209 73 69 67 ¥5,200,000
3T Ji-Yai Shin -7 209 72 69 68 ¥5,200,000
5 Ha-Neul Kim -6 210 73 68 69 ¥4,160,000
6 Mami Fukuda -5 211 72 70 69 ¥3,360,000
7 Sun-Ju Ahn -4 212 73 72 67 ¥2,800,000
8T Mayu Hattori -3 213 72 73 68 ¥1,886,000
8T Kaori Ohe -3 213 73 70 70 ¥1,886,000
8T Ritsuko Ryu -3 213 74 68 71 ¥1,886,000
8T Hee-Kyung Bae -3 213 75 67 71 ¥1,886,000
12T Hikari Fujita -2 214 73 72 69 ¥1,344,000
12T @Hina Arakaki -2 214 74 70 70 ¥0
12T Satsuki Oshiro -2 214 73 70 71 ¥1,344,000
12T Ji-Hee Lee -2 214 74 69 71 ¥1,344,000
12T Bo-Mee Lee -2 214 73 67 74 ¥1,344,000
17T Yuko Mitsuka -1 215 77 70 68 ¥1,064,000
17T Megumi Shimokawa -1 215 73 71 71 ¥1,064,000
17T @Nozomi Uetake -1 215 74 70 71 ¥0
17T Momoko Ueda -1 215 75 69 71 ¥1,064,000
21T Saiki Fujita 0 216 73 72 71 ¥832,000
21T Erina Yamato 0 216 74 68 74 ¥832,000
21T Young Kim 0 216 77 65 74 ¥832,000
21T Rikako Morita 0 216 75 67 74 ¥832,000
25T O Sattaya +1 217 72 75 70 ¥744,000
25T Asako Fujimoto +1 217 74 71 72 ¥744,000
25T Eri Okayama +1 217 74 70 73 ¥744,000
25T Saki Nagamine +1 217 75 69 73 ¥744,000
25T Na-Ri Lee +1 217 76 68 73 ¥744,000
30T Ji-Woo Lee +2 218 78 69 71 ¥641,142
30T Yukari Baba +2 218 74 73 71 ¥641,142
30T Da-Ye Na +2 218 74 72 72 ¥641,142
30T Lala Anai +2 218 74 72 72 ¥641,142
30T Kotone Hori +2 218 75 71 72 ¥641,142
30T Ayako Uehara +2 218 78 67 73 ¥641,142
30T Megumi Kido +2 218 73 70 75 ¥641,142
37T Miki Sakai +3 219 74 73 72 ¥544,000
37T Mihoko Iseri +3 219 76 70 73 ¥544,000
37T Yuki Ichinose +3 219 76 70 73 ¥544,000
37T @Minami Katsu +3 219 74 71 74 ¥0
41T Rui Kitada +4 220 77 70 73 ¥456,000
41T Eika Ohtake +4 220 72 74 74 ¥456,000
41T Ah-Reum Hwang +4 220 77 69 74 ¥456,000
41T Eri Joma +4 220 75 71 74 ¥456,000
41T Akane Iijima +4 220 75 71 74 ¥456,000
41T Kana Taneda +4 220 72 73 75 ¥456,000
41T Sumika Nakasone +4 220 74 71 75 ¥456,000
41T Phoebe Yao +4 220 72 71 77 ¥456,000
49T Yeo-Jin Kang +6 222 73 73 76 ¥384,000
49T @Yumi Kudo +6 222 75 71 76 ¥0
51 Nobuko Kizawa +10 226 75 71 80 ¥368,000

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