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Narita earns JLPGA rookie honor

Kyodo

Misuzu Narita won the JLPGA tour’s Rookie of the Year Award on Tuesday, while Rikako Morita received the tour’s Fighting Spirit Award.

The 20-year-old Narita won for the first time on tour at October’s Fujitsu Ladies, while Morita set a record with 11 eagles during the season.

South Korea’s Jeon Mi Jeong, who won her first tour money title, was named the tour’s MVP, while Ayako Okamoto took home a special award for her efforts in developing young players.