May 20, 2007 / 8:48 AM / 12 years ago

Golf-Japan's Yokomine ends Jeon's record JLPGA run

TOKYO, May 20 (Reuters) - South Korean Jeon Mi-jeong’s record run of victories on Japan’s LPGA Tour was halted at three when she finished four strokes behind winner Sakura Yokomine at the Bridgestone Ladies Open on Sunday.

There was irony in Yokomine being the player to end Jeon’s streak after her father Yoshiro Yokomine wrote off Jeon’s chances of winning last week’s Vernal Ladies while commentating on TV.

Yokomine fired a two-under-par 70 in the final round to finish on seven under par 209, one shot ahead of fellow Japanese Yuko Mitsuka, Mie Nakata and Yukari Baba.

Jeon could only manage a closing 74 to hole out on three under par for the three-round tournament in Toyota.

The 24-year-old Jeon won the Yashima Queens and Salonpas World Ladies before winning the Vernal tournament.

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