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The top-ranked ladies golfer in the Japan LPGA women’s money rankings after the Salonpas World Ladies Golf Tournament in May will be invited to compete in the McDonald’s LPGA Championship the following month, the Ladies Professional Golfers’ Association of Japan said Monday.

JLPGA officials said the No. 1-ranked golfer in Japan after the May 5-8 domestic tournament will book a ticket to the U.S. major to be held June 9-12 in Havre de Grace, Md.

The top five golfers in the money rankings after the June 9-12 Suntory Ladies domestic tournament will qualify for the Women’s British Open.

Ai Miyazato and Yuri Fudo have already been invited to the Kraft Nabisco Championship — the first major of the year on the LPGA Tour — and the U.S. Women’s Open.

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