Golf: Miyuu Yamashita sets Japan LPGA Tour 18-hole record with 60

Miyuu Yamashita set the Japan LPGA Tour record for lowest score over 18 holes with a score of 60 (12-under) in the first round of the Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Ladies Open on Friday.

Miyuu Yamashita reacts after scoring his 12th birdie of the day on the 18th hole during the first round of the Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Ladies Open at Rifu Golf Club in Rifu, Miyagi Prefecture, northeast Japan, September 23, 2022. (Essonne information)

Yamashita, 21, who tops this year’s money list, built a five-stroke lead over Fumika Kawagishi after deleting 12 bogey-free birdies at Rifu Golf Club in Rifu, Miyagi Prefecture.

She made six birdies on the first nine and last nine holes.

The previous record, an 11-under 61, was set by South Korean Kim Hyo Joo in 2012 and equaled by Mone Inami in 2021.

Yamashita has won twice this year and three times in his tour career. One of her 2022 victories came at a major tournament, the World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup in May.


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