’21-time JLPGA winner’ Ibomi ends 13-year run in Japan with Masters GC Ladies victory

Lee Bomi plays an iron shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the 2023 NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship at Suwon CC in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, on Wednesday.

Lee Bomi, 35, has ended her 13-year run on the Japan Ladies Professional Golf (JLPGA) Tour.

Ibomi missed the cut after two rounds of the JLPGA Tour’s Nobuta Group Masters GC Ladies (200 million yen purse) at Masters Golf Club near Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, on Tuesday, tied for 99th place.

According to Japanese media outlets such as Kyodo News, the tournament concluded her Japanese career.

Ibomi began her professional career in 2007 on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour, winning four times before moving to the JLPGA Tour in 2011.

Lee reached her peak in Japan. She began her winning streak in 2012, her second season in Japan, and by last year, she had amassed a whopping 21 wins in 12 seasons.

She was the JLPGA Tour money winner in 2015 and 2016 and won the Ito En Ladies in 2017 to reach 20 JLPGA victories and earn a permanent KLPGA seeding.

She made headlines in December 2019 when she married actress Kim Tae-hee’s brother, Lee Wan.

After a long professional career in Japan, Lee announced through her agency in February that she would retire from the Japanese stage after this season, and said goodbye to the Japanese tour after the Masters GC Ladies.

Ibomi held a retirement ceremony with her Japanese fans in the clubhouse to celebrate her final tournament. She will also hold another retirement ceremony with her fans on the 22nd of the tournament. 카지노사이트존

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