Teresa Lu Wins 2016 Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament, Successfully Defends Title

Teresa Lu (click to enlarge)

In 2015, Teresa Lu had one of the best years…possibly THE best year…of any player who didn’t win the LPGA of Japan’s (JLPGA) Player of the Year. Lu Xiaoqing won 5 tournaments, including a Major, while setting career best totals in prize money and scoring average. Unfortunately, in terms of POY, those totals were achieved while Bo-Mee Lee was having a season for the ages. With the 2016 JLPGA season now officially with one tournament in the books, Teresa has started the same way she did in 2015, by winning the Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament. She becomes the second player, after Yuri Fudoh, to win Daikin Orchid twice and the first to do so in back to back years. She’s also the first to win this tournament as a four-round event. Her 4-under 68 left Lu with a 8-under 280 overall score. That was good enough for a 3 shot victory over 2nd place Ritsuko Ryu. Like the great champion Teresa is, she pulled out her best when she needed, birdying 15, 16 and 17 coming down the stretch. She has now reached double digits with her 10th JLPGA victory. Lu banks 21.6 million yen, just shy of $190,000 USD. This year’s Salonpas Cup will be very intereresting as Teresa needs only that Major to complete the JLPGA Career Grand Slam. Hopefully, JLPGA fans will be treated to another year of fireworks from Lu and Lee. Bo-Mee finished in solo 6th place. I’m definitely in for another round of Teresa vs Bo-Mee. Maybe this time it’ll be the Taiwanese star Lu who captures Player of the Year.

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1 TERESA LU (-8)

with low amateur, Hina Arakaki

with Daikin Chairman and CEO, Noriyuki Inoue

 

2 RITSUKO RYU (-5)

 

T3 AYAKA MATSUMORI (-4)

 

T3 YUKARI NISHIYAMA (-4)

 

T3 JIYAI SHIN (-4)

 

6 BO-MEE LEE (-2)

 

RANK PLAYER SCORE 1R 2R 3R 4R TOTAL PRIZE
優勝 Teresa Lu -8 70 70 72 68 280 ¥21,600,000
2 Ritsuko Ryu -5 69 73 71 70 283 ¥10,560,000
3T Ayaka Matsumori -4 66 74 72 72 284 ¥7,200,000
3T Jiyai Shin -4 71 70 71 72 284 ¥7,200,000
3T Yukari Nishiyama -4 71 69 70 74 284 ¥7,200,000
6 Bo-Mee Lee -2 72 72 71 71 286 ¥4,800,000
7T Haruka Morita +1 72 75 73 69 289 ¥3,600,000
7T Yuko Mitsuka +1 77 68 73 71 289 ¥3,600,000
7T Ha-Neul Kim +1 74 73 70 72 289 ¥3,600,000
10T Serena Aoki +2 72 72 75 71 290 ¥2,220,000
10T Kotono Kozuma +2 71 72 74 73 290 ¥2,220,000
10T Erika Kikuchi +2 75 70 72 73 290 ¥2,220,000
10T Junko Omote +2 71 71 73 75 290 ¥2,220,000
14T Ji-Hee Lee +3 71 75 74 71 291 ¥1,680,000
14T Eri Okayama +3 71 75 73 72 291 ¥1,680,000
14T Kaori Ohe +3 72 74 73 72 291 ¥1,680,000
14T Yeo-Jin Kang +3 72 72 73 74 291 ¥1,680,000
14T Saiki Fujita +3 72 72 69 78 291 ¥1,680,000
19T Maria Shinohara +4 72 73 76 71 292 ¥1,212,000
19T Pei-Ying Tsai +4 73 74 73 72 292 ¥1,212,000
19T Shiho Oyama +4 71 76 73 72 292 ¥1,212,000
19T Miki Uehara +4 72 74 72 74 292 ¥1,212,000
23T Rui Kitada +5 75 69 77 72 293 ¥1,104,000
23T Soo-Yun Kang +5 75 72 73 73 293 ¥1,104,000
23T Esther Lee +5 72 72 75 74 293 ¥1,104,000
26T Misuzu Narita +6 74 74 73 73 294 ¥1,008,000
26T Maiko Wakabayashi +6 74 74 74 72 294 ¥1,008,000
26T Yumiko Yoshida +6 75 73 74 72 294 ¥1,008,000
26T Momoko Ueda +6 73 70 74 77 294 ¥1,008,000
26T Saki Nagamine +6 70 71 75 78 294 ¥1,008,000
31T Yuki Ichinose +7 74 72 75 74 295 ¥900,000
31T Mio Kono +7 70 71 76 78 295 ¥900,000
31T Kotone Hori +7 75 70 80 70 295 ¥900,000
31T Ayaka Watanabe +7 75 73 77 70 295 ¥900,000
35T Babe Liu +8 73 73 74 76 296 ¥828,000
35T @Hina Arakaki +8 73 72 78 73 296 ¥0
35T Hiromi Mogi +8 75 72 76 73 296 ¥828,000
38T Erina Hara +9 76 71 74 76 297 ¥756,000
38T Asako Fujimoto +9 73 75 76 73 297 ¥756,000
38T Megumi Kido +9 76 71 78 72 297 ¥756,000
38T O Sattaya +9 73 75 78 71 297 ¥756,000
42T So-Young Kim +10 74 70 76 78 298 ¥672,000
42T Shiho Toyonaga +10 73 74 74 77 298 ¥672,000
42T Satsuki Oshiro +10 75 72 75 76 298 ¥672,000
45T Hiroko Fukushima +11 72 73 76 78 299 ¥600,000
45T P Chutichai +11 75 72 77 75 299 ¥600,000
45T Miyu Shinkai +11 72 74 79 74 299 ¥600,000
48 Mami Fukuda +12 77 71 79 73 300 ¥552,000
49 Akane Iijima +14 74 72 78 78 302 ¥528,000
50 Lala Anai +15 71 76 78 78 303 ¥504,000
51 Mayumi Shimomura +18 76 72 80 78 306 ¥480,000

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