The 2016 Yamaha Ladies Open Katsuragi
The Yamaha Ladies Open Katsuragi women's professional golf tour took place over the four days from Thursday, March 31 through Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Katsuragi Golf Club (Fukuroi, Shizuoka Prefecture).
Held for the eighth time this year, this annual tournament is hosted jointly by Yamaha Corporation and Yamaha Motor Company (YMC) to communicate the excitement of sports through the Yamaha brand.
Under the eyes of more than 12,000 golf aficionados gathered for the event, 120 golfers – 114 pros and six amateurs – vied for top place in a hard-fought competition.
The last day of the tournament, Ji-hee Lee (South Korea), starting two strokes away from the lead, charged ahead with seven birdies to finish in first place at nine under, winning prize money of 18 million yen along with other prizes (an SR-X boat and a grand piano).
Along with a total of over 1,200 volunteers who helped with the event, newly hired employees from Yamaha Corporation, YMC, and Yamaha Motor Power Products also participated as part of their training.
Katsutoyo Honda, Corporate Communication Division