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Nov 30, 2013

Lee, Lu share lead before final round

Defending champion Lee Bo-mee of South Korea shot a 1-under-par 71 Saturday to move into a tie for the lead with Taiwan’s Teresa Lu heading into the final round of the season-ending Japan LPGA Tour Championship. Lee, winner of this season’s Japan LPGA Championship ...

Morita, Yokomine shoot 2-under 74s to open Japan LPGA Tour Championship

Nov 28, 2013

Morita, Yokomine shoot 2-under 74s to open Japan LPGA Tour Championship

Tour money leader Rikako Morita and second-placed Sakura Yokomine each carded a 2-over-par 74 on Thursday in the first round of the season-ending Japan LPGA Tour Championship. Morita entered play at the ¥100-million event with a lead of roughly ¥2.8 million over Yokomine. Sunday’s ...

Nov 25, 2013

Miyazato pulls out of LPGA event

Ai Miyazato withdrew ahead of the final round of the LPGA Titleholders with an upset stomach, ending the season without a title for the first time since 2008 on Sunday. Ayako Uehara placed the highest from Japan in 25th with a 3-under 285. Feng ...

Nov 24, 2013

Morita wins title at Elleair Ladies

Overnight leader Rikako Morita held her nerve to win her fourth title of the season at the Elleair Ladies Open on Sunday. Morita, who teed off in the final round with a two-stroke lead over Momoko Ueda, made an eagle, four birdies, a bogey ...

China's Wu hangs on for second JGTO tour victory

Nov 10, 2013

China's Wu hangs on for second JGTO tour victory

China’s Wu Ashun overcame a rough finish on a windy day to earn his second victory on Japan’s JGTO tour Sunday with his triumph in the Heiwa PGM Championship. Wu’s tee shot on No. 17 sailed to the left and led to a double ...

Taiwan's Teresa Lu wins Mizuno Classic

Nov 10, 2013

Taiwan's Teresa Lu wins Mizuno Classic

Taiwan’s Teresa Lu won the Mizuno Classic on Sunday, birdieing the last two holes and six of the final eight for an 8-under 64 and a two-stroke victory. The 25-year-old Lu, a regular on the Japan LPGA Tour after giving up her LPGA Tour ...

Oyama holds one-stroke advantage at Mizuno Classic

Nov 8, 2013

Oyama holds one-stroke advantage at Mizuno Classic

Shiho Oyama upstaged the U.S. LPGA Tour regulars by firing a 4-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the $1.2 million Mizuno Classic Friday. Oyama, a 12-time winner on the Japan LPGA Tour but winless since 2011, overcame a ...

Lee captures Hisako Higuchi Ladies title

Nov 3, 2013

Lee captures Hisako Higuchi Ladies title

Overnight leader Lee Bo-mee equaled a course-record 65 to secure her second title of the season at the Hisako Higuchi Ladies on Sunday. The South Korean sank four birdies in a five-hole stretch on the front nine at Morinaga Takataki Country Club and picked ...

Oct 27, 2013

Veteran Maruyama lifts silverware

Daisuke Maruyama carded seven birdies and four bogies in Sunday’s final round of the Bridgestone Open to win by three strokes and earn his first title in four years. The 42-year-old, who has three career titles, last won in September 2009 at the Asia ...

Matsuyama finishes strong in Presidents Cup opening four-ball

Oct 4, 2013

Matsuyama finishes strong in Presidents Cup opening four-ball

Hideki Matsuyama won two of the last three holes to earn the International team its first score on Thursday in the opening four-ball at the Presidents Cup. Playing with 2013 Masters champion and world No. 2 Adam Scott of Australia, the 21-year-old Matsuyama halved ...

Sep 29, 2013

Miyazato falls short in final round

South Korea’s Lee Na-ri posted her first win on the Japan LPGA Tour on Sunday at the Miyagi TV Cup, denying former world No. 1 Ai Miyazato a triumphant homecoming in the process. Lee, who shared the second-round lead with Taiwan’s Teresa Lu, capitalized ...

Miyazato tied for lead after first round of Miyagi TV Cup

Sep 27, 2013

Miyazato tied for lead after first round of Miyagi TV Cup

Ai Miyazato carded a 3-under-par 69 on Friday to share the first round lead at the Miyagi TV Cup, where 10 years ago she first won a tour event as an amateur. Miyazato, a U.S. LPGA tour regular playing in her first domestic event ...