This two trophy major begins Thursday for a field of 120 (top-60 plus ties make the cut). The field list has only 119 names ... I don't know who they will add ... in the good old days, this event always had at least one blonde LPGAer. A max of 8,000 humanoids will be permitted on the premises each day.
Copying the KLPGA with a group shot like this, but they forgot to include the trophies in front ... clockwise from top-left: The Shinster, Minami Katsu, Serena Aoki, Yuri Yoshida, Momoko Osato and Erika Hara.
Moaning Inami trying to fix her whole game by Thursday.
What's the story with Mao? Surely these four wins are as unexpected as Minji Park's explosion last year on KLPGA, right? Her third year on JLPGA? Looks like she had a bunch of top 10s last year, but no wins. Was she pegged as a top star at the beginning of the year?
Terrible weather today, really pouring down rain at some points. Greens must be soft, but this Ibaraki West Course is long, listed at 7,107...surely they're playing it shorter. Cut line of +6 indicates something is tough about it. Only top 10 are below par, on Sat about halfway through the round. Yamashita maintaining her 3 shot lead...
Go Miyuki! looking good in pink today.
Erika, what's that R2 Pearly Gates outfit?! JLPGA styles are amazing/crazy/wonderful.
I slept through my alarm, but still managed to see some of Round Three, but what's to see? Nothing anymore ... as Marv Albert used to say during an NBA game, it is already "Gar-BAGE" (second syllable pronounced with phony French accent) time.
Ai Miyazato showed up ... an article on her presence included this Google mush line: "The first major game of this season, where a hot battle is being held at the high-speed green Ibaraki GC, which is said to be on par with the Masters."
Yuka Yasuda got serious this week ... dumped her sister and put Mr. Shimuzu on her bag.