04/20 01:59 CDT Youngest winner on Japan women's tour at age 15
Youngest winner on Japan women's tour at age 15
TOKYO (AP) --- Japanese 15-year-old Minami Katsu became the youngest winner in
the history of the Japan LPGA tour by shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday to take
out the Vantelin Ladies Open.
The amateur had five birdies against a lone bogey at Kumamoto Airport Country
Club to finish at 11-under 205, one stroke ahead of South Korean Lee Bo-mee.
South Korean Kim Hyo-joo was the previous youngest winner in Japan when she
captured the Suntory Ladies Open in 2012 at the age of 16.
Katsu, a first-year student at Kagoshima High School, started the final round
tied for second, one stroke behind Mami Fukuda who shot a 66 on Saturday to top