On Oct. 12, Ami Hirai won the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Orient Masters, the first player from Japan to win on the CLPGA tour ... picked up 120,000 RMB (about $17K USD). She plans to play the final stage of the JLPGA Pro Test.
Players are mainland Chinese unless stated *denotes amateur
205 – Ami Hirai (JPN) 67-69-69
206 – Hwang Ye-nah (KOR) 71-69-66, Aretha Pan (MAS) 68-70-68
207 – Yin Xiaowen* 70-72-65, Aunchisa Utama (THA) 66-70-71
208 – Sui Xiang 68-70-72
209 – Ornnicha Konsunthea (THA) 69-69-71, Park Jin-hee (KOR) 68-71-71
Boy, I've been out of the loop on this one ... per Nichols' article above, Stupples & Foltzy are a hot item these days. When did this start? What happened to her husband and kid?!! Maybe she figured her caddy/husband Bobby Inman had no future when she retired about five years ago. There was a time when she traveled the LPGA in an RV ... I remember seeing it parked in the spectator lot with a toy on the ground at Hamilton Farm during the 2011 Match Play.
She's playing the Senior LPGA Championship this week and made the cut shooting a robust 77-77.