• Kyodo News


Mika Miyazato, 19, announced her decision to turn professional Tuesday after earning a U.S. LPGA Tour card for next season this past weekend.

The 2006 world junior champion, along with 2006 Japan LPGA money title winner Shiho Oyama, finished in the top 20 at the U.S. LPGA Tour qualifying tournament in Florida to earn full playing status in 2009.

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