Bo-Mee Lee Wins 2016 CAT Ladies

Bo-Mee Lee (click to enlarge)

Ok, before I even get to my comments on the 2016 CAT Ladies, let me just say something. The response to the women’s golf event in Rio at the 2016 Summer Olympics was okay, crowd-wise. It was about what I expected. But with Japan set to host the 2020 Games…it’s going to be LIT! If there is any international women’s golf event that wants big crowds and huge support, hold it in Japan. I don’t know if there is any tour in the world…yes LPGA, I’m looking at you…with as much crowd support for women’s golf on a tournament by tournament basis, not just the Majors.

Bo-Mee Lee (click to enlarge)

Definitely mixed emotions in the final round of the 2016 CAT Ladies. I never want to see Mi-Jeong Jeon lose a 2-shot overnight lead with a 1-over 74 (par is 73 here), but on the other hand I love seeing Bo-Mee Lee capture her 19th JLPGA victory in a three woman playoff with MJJ and Kaori Ohe. Bo-Mee had a chance at victory in regulation but left a medium range right to left putt short on the par 5 18th. Tied at 9-under, she would bounce back by dropping her 3rd shot (once again playing the 18th hole) to about 3 feet from the hole. After Ohe and MJJ couldn’t sink long birdie attempts, the reigning JLPGA Player of the Year stepped up and won her 4th title of the 2016 season.

 

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1 BO-MEE LEE (-9)

 

T2 MI-JEONG JEON (-9)

 

T2 KAORI OHE (-9)

 

T4 YUKARI NISHIYAMA (-8)

 

T4 ERI OKAYAMA (-8)

 

LEADERBOARD

RANK PLAYER SCORE 1R 2R 3R TOTAL PRIZE
優勝 Bo-Mee Lee -9 69 69 72 210 ¥10,800,000
2T Kaori Ohe -9 69 72 69 210 ¥4,740,000
2T Mi-Jeong Jeon -9 70 66 74 210 ¥4,740,000
4T Eri Okayama -8 73 70 68 211 ¥3,300,000
4T Yukari Nishiyama -8 71 70 70 211 ¥3,300,000
6T Ritsuko Ryu -7 70 69 73 212 ¥2,250,000
6T Asako Fujimoto -7 71 68 73 212 ¥2,250,000
8T Kotono Kozuma -6 70 71 72 213 ¥1,500,000
8T Erika Kikuchi -6 71 70 72 213 ¥1,500,000
8T Hiroko Azuma -6 70 68 75 213 ¥1,500,000
11T Na-Ri Kim -5 68 75 71 214 ¥990,000
11T Hee-Kyung Bae -5 72 71 71 214 ¥990,000
11T Megumi Shimokawa -5 71 71 72 214 ¥990,000
11T Ayaka Matsumori -5 71 71 72 214 ¥990,000
11T Momoko Ueda -5 71 71 72 214 ¥990,000
16T Serena Aoki -4 72 72 71 215 ¥720,000
16T Ai Suzuki -4 69 74 72 215 ¥720,000
16T O Sattaya -4 73 66 76 215 ¥720,000
16T Mami Fukuda -4 69 69 77 215 ¥720,000
20T Junko Omote -3 73 73 70 216 ¥540,000
20T Ha-Neul Kim -3 72 73 71 216 ¥540,000
20T Soo-Yun Kang -3 73 72 71 216 ¥540,000
20T Kotone Hori -3 73 72 71 216 ¥540,000
20T Rui Kitada -3 69 73 74 216 ¥540,000
20T Jennifer Hirano -3 70 72 74 216 ¥540,000
26 Babe Liu -2 72 72 73 217 ¥498,000
27T Na-Ri Lee -1 75 70 73 218 ¥468,000
27T Yoko Maeda -1 68 76 74 218 ¥468,000
27T Megumi Kido -1 76 73 69 218 ¥468,000
27T Saki Takeo -1 76 73 69 218 ¥468,000
31T Kana Mikashima 0 74 72 73 219 ¥414,000
31T Saki Nagamine 0 75 70 74 219 ¥414,000
31T Yuki Ichinose 0 76 73 70 219 ¥414,000
31T Mayu Hattori 0 72 72 75 219 ¥414,000
31T Hikari Fujita 0 74 69 76 219 ¥414,000
36T Rie Tsuji +1 75 71 74 220 ¥360,000
36T Saiki Fujita +1 73 75 72 220 ¥360,000
36T Rumi Yoshiba +1 80 69 71 220 ¥360,000
36T Shoko Sasaki +1 72 70 78 220 ¥360,000
40T Aoi Ohnishi +2 73 72 76 221 ¥318,000
40T Lala Anai +2 77 68 76 221 ¥318,000
40T Phoebe Yao +2 72 77 72 221 ¥318,000
43T Rikako Morita +3 72 75 75 222 ¥277,500
43T Nana Yamashiro +3 75 72 75 222 ¥277,500
43T Momoko Kishibe +3 73 73 76 222 ¥277,500
43T Hikari Kawamitsu +3 75 73 74 222 ¥277,500
47 Esther Lee +4 74 75 74 223 ¥258,000
48T Mayu Hamada +5 74 74 76 224 ¥249,000
48T P Chutichai +5 74 75 75 224 ¥249,000
50 Akiho Sato +6 76 72 77 225 ¥240,000
51T Miki Sakai +7 75 73 78 226 ¥231,000
51T Misuzu Narita +7 73 76 77 226 ¥231,000
53 Miki Uehara +10 75 74 80 229 ¥222,000
54 Yumi Sasahara +11 72 76 82 230 ¥216,000
55 Mei Takagi +14 76 73 84 233 ¥210,000

 

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