Soo-Yun Kang Wins 2017 Resort Trust Ladies

Soo-Yun Kang (click to enlarge)

Kangsy! There are few victories I celebrate more than those by Soo-Yun Kang. I was thrilled last year when she won the 2016 Suntory Ladies Open.  Now I am doubly pleased to see the 41-year old veteran emerge triumphant from a three woman playoff at the 2017 Resort Trust Ladies. It’s Kangsy’s third career LPGA of Japan  (JLPGA) title.  She started her round on fire, with 4 birdies on the front nine, but after a bogey on 16 she needed a birdie on 18 to get to 9-under overall for the tournament. That was good enough to get Soo-Yun into a playoff with Saiki Fujita and 25-time JLPGA winner Mi-Jeong Jeon, who had a putt to win on 18 in regulation. A birdie on the first playoff hole earned Kangsy the title. She takes home 14.4 million Japanese yen, around 126,000 USD.

 

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1 SOO-YUN KANG (-9)

 

T2 SAIKI FUJITA (-9)

 

T2 MI-JEONG JEON (-9)

 

4 PEI-YING TSAI (-7)

 

LOW AMATEUR

T7 HINA ARAKAKI  (-5)

 

LEADERBOARD

Soo-Yun Kang (click to enlarge)

 

RANK PLAYER SCORE 1R 2R 3R TOTAL PRIZE
優勝 Soo-Yun Kang -9 67 72 68 207 ¥14,400,000
2T Saiki Fujita -9 69 71 67 207 ¥6,320,000
2T Mi-Jeong Jeon -9 72 65 70 207 ¥6,320,000
4 Pei-Ying Tsai -7 65 72 72 209 ¥4,800,000
5T Na-Ri Lee -6 68 71 71 210 ¥3,600,000
5T Sun-Ju Ahn -6 68 71 71 210 ¥3,600,000
7T Saki Takeo -5 69 75 67 211 ¥1,788,000
7T Megumi Kido -5 71 71 69 211 ¥1,788,000
7T Akane Iijima -5 72 70 69 211 ¥1,788,000
7T Eri Okayama -5 66 74 71 211 ¥1,788,000
7T Serena Aoki -5 68 72 71 211 ¥1,788,000
7T @Hina Arakaki -5 68 72 71 211 ¥0
7T Ayaka Matsumori -5 72 68 71 211 ¥1,788,000
7T Fumika Kawagishi -5 68 71 72 211 ¥1,788,000
7T Sumika Nakasone -5 69 70 72 211 ¥1,788,000
16T Hikari Kawamitsu -4 69 74 69 212 ¥1,016,000
16T Shoko Sasaki -4 71 72 69 212 ¥1,016,000
16T Ha-Neul Kim -4 71 72 69 212 ¥1,016,000
16T Eriko Kobashi -4 72 73 67 212 ¥1,016,000
16T Keiko Yamamoto -4 70 71 71 212 ¥1,016,000
21T Yuko Saitoh -3 70 73 70 213 ¥744,000
21T Jiyai Shin -3 68 74 71 213 ¥744,000
21T Saki Nagamine -3 73 72 68 213 ¥744,000
21T Kaori Ohe -3 71 71 71 213 ¥744,000
21T Asuka Kashiwabara -3 69 76 68 213 ¥744,000
26T Ayano Yasuda -2 68 75 71 214 ¥632,000
26T Chie Arimura -2 72 72 70 214 ¥632,000
26T Mei Takagi -2 71 72 71 214 ¥632,000
26T Kotone Hori -2 70 74 70 214 ¥632,000
26T @Sayaka Takahashi -2 70 74 70 214 ¥0
26T Minami Hiruta -2 71 71 72 214 ¥632,000
26T Shiho Toyonaga -2 71 71 72 214 ¥632,000
26T Kyoka Matsumori -2 73 72 69 214 ¥632,000
26T Junko Omote -2 71 71 72 214 ¥632,000
26T Kana Nagai -2 67 73 74 214 ¥632,000
36T Yoko Maeda -1 68 76 71 215 ¥528,000
36T Erina Hara -1 72 73 70 215 ¥528,000
36T Mayu Hamada -1 70 75 70 215 ¥528,000
36T O Sattaya -1 69 72 74 215 ¥528,000
40T Maaya Suzuki 0 71 73 72 216 ¥464,000
40T Hiromu Ono 0 69 71 76 216 ¥464,000
40T Bo-Mee Lee 0 74 66 76 216 ¥464,000
40T Mao Nozawa 0 68 70 78 216 ¥464,000
44T Kyoko Furuya +1 74 70 73 217 ¥408,000
44T Miyu Shinkai +1 71 71 75 217 ¥408,000
44T @Minori Nagano +1 70 74 73 217 ¥0
44T Akiko Fukushima +1 71 74 72 217 ¥408,000
44T @Mone Inami +1 74 71 72 217 ¥0
49T Rikako Morita +2 71 72 75 218 ¥354,000
49T Kana Mikashima +2 72 71 75 218 ¥354,000
49T Mayu Hattori +2 72 73 73 218 ¥354,000
49T Yumi Takabayashi +2 71 74 73 218 ¥354,000
53 Satsuki Oshiro +3 71 73 75 219 ¥328,000
54 Riho Fujisaki +4 73 70 77 220 ¥320,000
55T Babe Liu +5 73 70 78 221 ¥304,000
55T Karen Gondo +5 73 72 76 221 ¥304,000
55T Jae-Eun Chung +5 70 75 76 221 ¥304,000
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