Jeon wins, makes JLPGA history

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 ASAKURA, Fukuoka Pref. – Jeon Mi Jeong made Japan LPGA history by becoming the tour’s first player to win for three consecutive weeks, coming from behind to beat Yuri Fudo in the sixth playoff hole at the Vernal Ladies on Sunday. Jeon began the day three shots behind Fudo and trailed the all-time money leader by four with four holes left before the South Korean mounted a dramatic late charge en route to achieving the feat since the tour system was established by the JLPGA in 1988. The drama unfolded with Jeon’s birdie on the 15th at Fukuoka Century Golf Club and ended when the 24-year-old, playing in her third season in Japan, holed an (8-footer) for birdie to cap the tour’s third-longest playoff. “I’d never thought I would end up as the winner of this tournament, particularly when I was way behind a great player like Fudo-san” Jeon said. “It’s really a great honor to put my name in the history books of the tour in Japan.”last_img

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