The Sumitomo Life Vitality Ladies Tokai Classic was held at the Shin Minami Aichi Country Club Mihama Course (6,502 yards / par 72) in Chita, Aichi.
Rookie Amiyu Ozeki, who started at the leader at the final day, won for the first time on the tour with a 13-under total in a very close match. In second place, one stroke behind the leader, was Yuri Yoshida with a 12-under total.
The last June, Amiyu Ozeki won the Japan Women's Amateur Championship in her third year at Okayama Sakuyo High School, from which Hinoko Shibuno graduated, and in November, she passed the 2021 professional test at the top. As she continues to play as a rookie, she encountered a major event last week that "inspired me". Last week, Haruka Kawasaki, who is the same age as her, won the Japanese Major “JLPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup” for the first time. And the event also stirred up her fighting spirit.
Entering the crucial closing stages, she birdied the 15th hole by 3 meters and the 16th hole by 7 meters, bringing her 12-under total to the final 18th hole alongside Yoshida. After Yoshida's got the birdie chance of 3 meters in front of the pin, Ozeki's second shot made pressure to Yoshida with a 1-meter to the pin. And then, Yoshida missed the birdie putt, Ozeki made the birdie putt on the left-to-right line for her first win.
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