Japan plays host to the LPGA this week when the Mizuno Open is played at the Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club in Shima-shi, Mie, Japan on the South East coast of Honshu.
The tournament has been played at this same venue in each of the last five years and on two of those occasions Jiyai Shin has been victorious.
Last year Shin defeated Yani Tseng by two shots but, surprisingly, Tseng is not in this year’s line-up.
Shin is not quite the same player she was when winning back in 2010 in fact that was her last victory anywhere after a period where she appeared to de dominating the game. She has not played badly mind you and could yet win an event in 2011 with victory here.
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Jiyai Shin, the No. 1-ranked women’s golfer, on Sunday had her second consecutive bogey-free round and claimed the title at the LPGA’s Mizuno Classic.It was the second time Shin won the event in three years. She shot 5-under-par 67 Sunday and finished with a 54-hole total of 18-under 198 in taking the first-place check of $180,000. Yani Tseng was second at 16-under and took home $109,523.Shin had just two bogeys in the tournament and both came during Friday’s first round. She was 13-under since a first-round bogey at No. 14.
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Japan’s Ai Miyazato fired a six-under 66 for the first-round lead at the LPGA Safeway Classic at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.
Miyazato had a one-stroke lead on Taiwan’s Teresa Lu and Jee Young Lee of South Korea.
Miyazato is in a five-way tussle for the world’s top ranking with American Cristie Kerr, Jiyai Shin of South Korea, Suzann Pettersen of Norway and Yani Tseng of Taiwan.
Since the retirement of Lorena Ochoa earlier this year, Miyazato, Kerr and Shin have traded the top ranking six times in the past three months.
"Even though it was just for two weeks, I was so very happy," Miyazato said about being number one.
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