Starts Thursday for a field of 96 ... top-50 plus ties make the cut. Baba-chan and Baby Shibuno are two of nine amateurs in the field. This is the last chance to make the top-50 in points to earn a full ride in 2023 ... notable rankings:
Articles on Yui say she went to her coach to fix her putting after her last two trunk slams ... at a minimum, she needs to finish alone in 24th place to hit the top-50 points list. It's her only local event of the season as she is staying at her parents' place 30 minutes away ... all the excuses are taken care of, now let's do this!
Kiriko Shibuno will make her first appearance on Japan's big tour this week.
If you can't hit the top-50 in points, at least reaching the 51 thru 55 spots will get you good priority up to the first re-ranking of 2023. I think these two will be happy to settle for that:
The Chie Pet (#56)
Turns 35 next week ... hurt her back a month ago, hurt her neck two weeks ago, has foot pain and (per Google mush) "wounds all over the body".
Rumi Yoshiba (#58)
She was off during the Toto Japan event, so she decided to change her swing ... NOW??!! She had been hitting an overly straight ball, which logically leads to a two-way miss (unless you are perfect and who is?). She worked on going back to the fade she was hitting 2-3 years ago, but progress has been slow ... she rates her current proficiency at 2 out of 10. I guess that would explain her dismal 75-76 at Ito En Ladies last week.
There are numerous Golf TV examples posted which are between 50 and 57 minutes in length ... but for how long? BTW, I don't know the language, but the guy who does the play-by-play on the Golf TV broadcasts has a noticeable lisp ... how did he get that job?
Golf TV/JLPGA highlight reel, starting with Minami Katsu's hole out eagle at the par-4 15th:
Looks like Yui Kawamoto got the tough part done three birdies two bogeys. Not a very good round, but I at minus two tied for thirty fifth place should make the cut. However, there are still a lot of golfers that hasn't finished
babachan -5 post round 2.... looks like another low am trophy... her measured long drive was 274yds... 17yr old 2nd year in highschool she has one year to go before graduation i think her birthday is april
Funny you should ask ... there was an article on her posted Nov. 14 ... I pushed it through Google mush, but still couldn't get the drift of what was going on, so I ignored it. But, I just looked up a different source re Shiho and found this other article, which seems to translate better:
Per the article, the tour is being deliberately secretive private regarding her problem(s) ... fair enough ... but let's face it, she's 45 and has been falling apart physically for the last few years ... but, there is no hint of retirement in this article.
Kotone Hori plus four and Yui Kawamoto plus five had a rough day. The high round did not hurt Kotone but Yui needed a good round. Maybe Yui can rebound with a great round today. They had the same number of putts thirty-three.