Yuri Fudo, who has won the Japan LPGA money rankings title the last five years, and defending champion Ai Miyazato are among the key players appearing at the season-opening Daikin Orchid Ladies next month, organizers said Wednesday.

Also joining the field at Ryukyu Golf Club in Okinawa Prefecture for the March 4-6 tournament will be rising stars Rui Kitada and Sakura Yokomine, who last week placed 17th at the Hawaii Pearl Open — a men’s pro event in Hawaii.

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