Jiyai Shin Wins 2015 JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup

Jiyai Shin with Championship Trophy (blue) and sponsor’s trophy (red), click to enlarge

Congratulations to one of my favorite players, Jiyai Shin, on her Major victory at the season ending 2015 JLPGA Championship Ricoh Cup. Shin lived up to her nickname “The Final Round Queen” with a 4-under 68 to finish at 7-under. That was good enough for a 6 shot victory over 2nd place Shiho Oyama (-1), who lost the overnight lead with a final round 3-over 75. They were the only two players to finish under par. It’s Jiyai’s 12th career JLPGA victory and first JLPGA Major. This earns Shin the achievement of having won a Major on the LPGA, the KLPGA and the JLPGA. She actually has 5 KLPGA Majors and 2 LPGA Majors. Interestingly, the 2 Majors she won on the LPGA were also sponsored by Ricoh, the 2008 and 2012 Ricoh Women’s British Open. She takes home 25 million Japanese Yen (just a bit north of around $203,600 USD) for her JLPGA Championship Ricoh Cup victory.

 

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1 JIYAI SHIN (-7)

 

2 SHIHO OYAMA (-1)

 

T3 YUMIKO YOSHIDA (E)

 

T3 MIKI SAKAI (E)

 

T3 MISUZU NARITA (E)

 

T6 BO-MEE LEE (+1)

 

T6 IN-GEE CHUN (+1)

 

T6 TERESA LU (+1)

 

RANK PLAYER SCORE TOTAL 1R 2R 3R 4R PRIZE
優勝 Ji-Yai Shin -7 281 70 71 72 68 ¥25,000,000
2 Shiho Oyama -1 287 72 70 70 75 ¥14,500,000
3T Misuzu Narita 0 288 72 71 75 70 ¥8,200,000
3T Yumiko Yoshida 0 288 75 66 75 72 ¥8,200,000
3T Miki Sakai 0 288 74 72 69 73 ¥8,200,000
6T Bo-Mee Lee +1 289 72 73 73 71 ¥4,680,000
6T Teresa Lu +1 289 76 71 71 71 ¥4,680,000
6T In-Gee Chun +1 289 74 71 72 72 ¥4,680,000
9T Ayaka Watanabe +2 290 72 75 71 72 ¥2,200,000
9T Erina Hara +2 290 72 71 73 74 ¥2,200,000
11T Ai Suzuki +3 291 73 79 71 68 ¥1,360,000
11T Sun-Ju Ahn +3 291 71 77 72 71 ¥1,360,000
11T Momoko Ueda +3 291 75 72 72 72 ¥1,360,000
14 Junko Omote +4 292 74 72 70 76 ¥1,010,000
15 Ha-Neul Kim +6 294 73 75 74 72 ¥820,000
16T Yoko Maeda +7 295 69 77 77 72 ¥633,333
16T Lala Anai +7 295 72 77 73 73 ¥633,333
16T Ritsuko Ryu +7 295 73 73 73 76 ¥633,333
19T Akane Iijima +8 296 73 73 77 73 ¥500,000
19T Ji-Hee Lee +8 296 74 75 74 73 ¥500,000
19T Rikako Morita +8 296 75 71 76 74 ¥500,000
22 Hikari Fujita +9 297 75 75 72 75 ¥480,000
23T Mi-Jeong Jeon +10 298 79 73 74 72 ¥465,000
23T Erika Kikuchi +10 298 79 73 71 75 ¥465,000
25 Mayu Hattori +11 299 76 76 74 73 ¥450,000
26T Asako Fujimoto +15 303 78 78 73 74 ¥435,000
26T Maiko Wakabayashi +15 303 76 76 75 76 ¥435,000
28 Yukari Nishiyama +20 308 76 79 75 78 ¥420,000

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Jiyai Shin Wins 2015 JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup

  1. Thank you for covering this event. Jiyai Shin is also one of my favorite golfers. Besides being a great golfer, she has an incredibly positive personality and is very approachable to fans. I look forward to seeing her play on the LPGA in 2017.

      • True…sometimes that doesn’t work for golf players. I remember when Christina Kim lost weight…she didn’t seem right on the course…naturally, long term it’s better to be in shape but I wonder how swing dynamics might need to change based on body mass…

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