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Golfer Shin Ji-yai wins out on Japanese tour over her compatriots

By KH디지털2
  • Published : May 15, 2016 - 16:51
  • Updated : May 15, 2016 - 16:51
South Korean golfer Shin Ji-yai collected her second win of the season on Sunday after winning the Hoken No Madoguchi Ladies in Japan.

At the Fukuoka Country Club in Fukuoka, Japan, Shin shot four-under 68 to finish the tournament with a final score of 10-under 206. She beat her compatriots Lee Bo-mee and Kim Ha-neul by two strokes to take the 216 million yen prize purse. Lee was the two-time defending champion of the event.

Shin, former world No. 1 golfer, now has two wins this season after her triumph at the Australian RACV Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour in February.

The victory also marks Shin's 13th career win on the Japanese LPGA Tour. The 28-year-old's latest win in JLPGA was in November 2015 when she lifted the trophy at the Ricoh Cup.

South Koreans have been cruising on JLPGA Tour this season as they already combined four wins in 10 events so far. With Shin's victory, Lee Bo-mee, Kim Ha-neul and Lee Ji-hee have all won on the JLPGA Tour this season. (Yonhap)