Korean women break record for Japan winsLee Bo-mee won the season finale on the Japan LPGA Tour over her compatriot Park In-bee on Sunday, capping another impressive year for Koreans on the neighbor country’s circuit.
Lee, 24, carded 13-under 275 to win the 100 million yen ($1.22 million) JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup in Miyazaki. It was the 16th victory by Koreans in 35 JLPGA events this season, breaking the old record of 15 victories by Koreans in 2010. Lee won three times this season.
Park, the U.S. LPGA’s leadding money-winner this season, finished second, two strokes behind Lee.
Jeon Mi-jeong won the JLPGA money title as she raked in 132.4 million yen. At the season-ending event, she finished in a tie for 16th. Lee came in second in money rankings at 108.7 million yen, while Ahn Sun-ju finished fourth at 101.2 million yen.
By Moon Gwang-lip