• Kyodo


Shiho Oyama stormed into a five-stroke lead at the Japan LPGA Tour Championship on Friday as defending champion Yuri Fudo climbed into third at the midway point of the season-ending event in Miyazaki.

Teeing off one shot back, local favorite Oyama put together five birdies in a flawless round of 5-under 67 at Miyazaki Country Club and replaced Mitsuko Kawasaki to the top of the leaderboard on 7-under 137.

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