Ai Miyazato and Rui Kitada, who teamed up to win the inaugural Women’s World Cup of Golf in South Africa in February, received the JLPGA Award on Tuesday.

Miyazato won the award, which was inaugurated by the Japan LPGA in 2004 to honor outstanding performances by tour members, for the second straight year while Kitada was selected for the first time.

Yuri Fudo was named the player of the year on the tour after winning the money title for the sixth straight year.

Sakura Yokomine, who claimed two tournament victories and finished fourth on the money list, received the rookie award covering players with a tour career of less than three years.

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