The Ladies Professional Golfers’ Association of Japan (JLPGA) has announced the nine players who will compete in the second playing of The Queens presented by Kowa, which will be held on Friday December 2 – Sunday December 4 at Miyoshi Country Club outside Nagoya.

The JLPGA team that will defend the trophy for the home nation will be led by the Captain Ritsuko Ryu (pictured), who is one of the top seven players from the JLPGA Money Ranking joined by two nominated players.

Ryu’s team members are Ai Suzuki, Erika Kikuchi, Ayaka Watanabe, Kotone Hori, Yumiko Yoshida, Yukari Nishiyama, Megumi Shimokawa and Shiho Oyama.