Porani wins maiden crown on Japan tour
Porani Chutichai won her maiden Japan Ladies Tour title after edging the host country’s Momoko Ueda inside a close play-off tussle in the Yonex Ladies Golf Tournament yesterday.
The 30-year-old Porani transformed Ueda having a birdie around the third play-off hole in the componen-72 Yonex Country Club in Aichi, Japan. Both players had finished tied on 10-under 206 in the 54-hole tournament.
“Among the finest to inform my late father which i have won the title now,” stated Chaing Rai-native Porani.
A tearful Porani added: “Previously 4 years, I’ve been spending so much time to win. I’ve tried it now.
“I really hope it is only the start. I’ll continue to work harder to win more for him [her late father].”
She claimed the winner’s cheque of 12,600,000 yen (about 4.a million baht).
Porani began the campaign having a course-record 63, also is her career-best score, to guide by five strokes following the opening round. She possessed a commanding four-shot advantage entering the ultimate round.
However, she battled having a 73 other family members . when she’d two birdies against three bogeys while Ueda fired her second straight 68.
Hikari Fujita (69) finished third on 208. Shin Jiyai (68) and Lee Bo-Mee (70) were tied for 4th on 209.
Two-time Japan LPGA tour champion Onnarin Sattayabanphot was tied for 18th. She closed having a 72 to have an even-componen 216.
ICHER TIES COURSE RECORD
France’s Karine Icher tied the tournament record having a nine-under-componen 62 on Saturday to consider a 1-stroke lead after two models from the LPGA ShopRite Classic in Galloway, Nj.
The 62 seemed to be work-low round for that 37-year-old Icher, who’d a 36-hole total of 12-under 132.
She was one stroke before South Korea’s Choi Na-Yeon, who carded a 64 and Japan’s Haru Nomura, who signed for any 66.
Protecting champion Anna Nordqvist would be a stroke back on 132 following a 68.
“I made lots of second shots near to the hole, so made some birdies simpler to complete,Inch stated Icher, who’d nine birdies with no bogey.
The planet No.58 stated she did not know before the final hole that they had tied the only-round record for that event achieved formerly by Laura Davies, Kang Ji-Min and Jennifer Manley.?Bangkok Publish/AFP