Arimura edges Baba in playoff


Chie Arimura came from behind to capture her third title of the season on Sunday, beating Yukari Baba in a playoff at the Hisako Higuchi Ladies.

Arimura carded a bogey-free 68 to tie Baba at 7-under 209 after regulation play, and clinched victory with a birdie on the second playoff hole to move up to second on the money rankings list.

The 23-year-old Arimura earned a winner’s check of ¥12.6 million and is ¥32.7 million behind money leader Ahn Sun Ju of South Korea with four events of the season remaining.