• Kyodo


Ai Miyazato’s foray into the men’s tour came to a disastrous end Friday as she missed the cut by 14 strokes and found herself at the bottom of the 120-player field after two rounds of the Asia-Japan Okinawa Open. Japan LPGA star Miyazato, the first Japanese woman to play on the country’s top-tier men’s circuit, continued to struggle at Naha Golf Club in her native Okinawa Prefecture and had to leave after shooting 80-78 for a 16-over 158 total. Defending champion Kiyoshi Miyazato, the eldest of three Miyazato siblings in professional golf, shot a 4-under 67 to climb into a share of the lead with Yasuharu Imano and overnight co-leader Kaname Yokoo at 7-under 135.

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