Jiyai Shin Completes Threepeat With Win At The 2016 Nichirei Ladies (JLPGA)

Jiyai Shin (click to enlarge)

She was special when she was rewriting the LPGA of Korea (KLPGA) record book. She was special when she moved to the United States-based LPGA, winning double-digit tournaments. And make no mistake, South Korea’s Jiyai Shin is still special on the LPGA of Japan (JLPGA), a confirmed winner wherever she decides to tee it up. With her 12-under 3-shot win at the 2016 Nichirei Ladies, she pulls off the threepeat having won there in 2014 and 2015 to become the reigning 3-time defending champion in Chiba. I can’t lie though. I was rooting for JLPGA super-amateur Minami Katsu of Japan to win this. She opened with back to back 67s to go 10-under through 2 rounds and hold a 1-shot lead over Hee-Kyung Bae (and 2-shots over Jiyai Shin). But while Shin would go 4-under 68 in the final round, Katsu stumbled with a 1-over 73 to let victory slip away. Disaster struck when Minami bogeyed 5,6 7, and 9. It was a test of her great ability just to get it back to 1-over for the round on the back 9. Tearful in the trophy ceremony, she has to know she let one get away. But she’s a young amateur. It happens. Shin is the Final Round Queen. In time, Minami will learn how to close as well.

 

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1 JIYAI SHIN (-12)

with Bo-Mee Lee

with Rie Tsuji

with Minami Katsu

 

2 MINAMI KATSU (-9)

 

T3 BO-MEE LEE (-8)

 

T3 AYAKA WATANABE (-8)

 

T3 YUKARI NISHIYAMA (-8)

 

LEADERBOARD

RANK PLAYER SCORE 1R 2R 3R TOTAL PRIZE
優勝 Jiyai Shin -12 67 69 68 204 ¥14,400,000
2 @Minami Katsu -9 67 67 73 207 ¥0
3T Yukari Nishiyama -8 71 71 66 208 ¥5,813,333
3T Ayaka Watanabe -8 69 70 69 208 ¥5,813,333
3T Bo-Mee Lee -8 69 68 71 208 ¥5,813,333
6 Erika Kikuchi -7 72 69 68 209 ¥4,000,000
7T Momoko Ueda -6 70 72 68 210 ¥3,000,000
7T Ritsuko Ryu -6 70 69 71 210 ¥3,000,000
9T Yumiko Yoshida -5 69 72 70 211 ¥1,792,000
9T Shiho Toyonaga -5 71 70 70 211 ¥1,792,000
9T @Himawari Ogura -5 70 73 68 211 ¥0
9T Yuki Ichinose -5 71 70 70 211 ¥1,792,000
9T Soo-Yun Kang -5 69 71 71 211 ¥1,792,000
9T Lala Anai -5 70 69 72 211 ¥1,792,000
15T Teresa Lu -4 72 70 70 212 ¥1,200,000
15T Serena Aoki -4 74 67 71 212 ¥1,200,000
15T Na-Ri Lee -4 72 68 72 212 ¥1,200,000
15T Na-Ri Kim -4 67 70 75 212 ¥1,200,000
15T Hee-Kyung Bae -4 70 65 77 212 ¥1,200,000
20T Ayaka Matsumori -3 69 72 72 213 ¥880,000
20T Miho Mori -3 70 71 72 213 ¥880,000
20T Rie Tsuji -3 68 70 75 213 ¥880,000
23T Rikako Morita -2 68 74 72 214 ¥752,000
23T Kana Mikashima -2 72 69 73 214 ¥752,000
23T Saki Takeo -2 68 72 74 214 ¥752,000
23T Kyoko Furuya -2 73 71 70 214 ¥752,000
23T Mamiko Higa -2 72 68 74 214 ¥752,000
28T Erina Hara -1 71 71 73 215 ¥664,000
28T Mayu Hosaka -1 73 69 73 215 ¥664,000
28T Kaori Yamamoto -1 70 71 74 215 ¥664,000
28T Kumiko Kaneda -1 72 72 71 215 ¥664,000
28T Eriko Kobashi -1 72 69 74 215 ¥664,000
28T So-Young Kim -1 68 71 76 215 ¥664,000
34T Ha-Neul Kim 0 72 70 74 216 ¥568,000
34T Mayu Hamada 0 71 72 73 216 ¥568,000
34T Miki Sakai 0 71 72 73 216 ¥568,000
34T Kaori Aoyama 0 71 72 73 216 ¥568,000
34T Ai Suzuki 0 68 71 77 216 ¥568,000
34T Yukari Baba 0 70 74 72 216 ¥568,000
40T Mami Fukuda +1 73 69 75 217 ¥496,000
40T Megumi Kido +1 72 72 73 217 ¥496,000
40T Asuka Kashiwabara +1 72 72 73 217 ¥496,000
43T Asako Fujimoto +2 72 71 75 218 ¥432,000
43T Maiko Wakabayashi +2 71 73 74 218 ¥432,000
43T Yuko Saitoh +2 69 71 78 218 ¥432,000
43T Misae Yanagisawa +2 74 70 74 218 ¥432,000
43T @Ayana Kon +2 70 74 74 218 ¥0
43T Saiki Fujita +2 70 74 74 218 ¥432,000
49T Hiroko Azuma +3 72 70 77 219 ¥376,000
49T Hikari Kawamitsu +3 71 73 75 219 ¥376,000
51T Rumi Yoshiba +5 72 72 77 221 ¥336,000
51T Yoko Maeda +5 72 72 77 221 ¥336,000
51T Ayako Kimura +5 71 73 77 221 ¥336,000

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