Overview of 2016 The Queens presented by Kowa
Captain Jiyai Shin’s nine-woman team representing the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) won seven and halved one of their eight singles matches against the LPGA of Japan (JLPGA) Team in the ‘Championship Final’ at Miyoshi Country Club in Nagoya to win the second edition of The Queens presented by Kowa: the unique and innovative team match play event between the KLPGA, JLPGA, Ladies European Tour (LET) and Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour (ALPG). In the ‘Third Place Final’ between the LET and ALPG, Trish Johnson’s team defeated the ALPG by nine points to seven in a nail biting finish which came down to the last putt in the final match between Linda Wessberg and Stacey Keating. First-time captain Johnson commented: “I can honestly say it’s one of the best events I’ve ever been to. All the players will say what a pleasure it is to play in Japan.”
About The Queens presented by Kowa
The Queens presented by Kowa is a three-day match play tournament contested between four teams of nine players representing the Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG), Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA), Ladies European Tour (LET) and the Ladies’ Professional Golfers’ Association of Japan (JLPGA). The event was launched in 2015, when the JLPGA team, captained by Momoko Ueda, led from start to finish to win over the KLPGA. The LET team, led by Laura Davies, finished third with the ALPG in fourth. In 2016, the format was changed so that the first and second placed teams going into the final day played each other for the trophy, with the third and fourth placed teams playing-off for third place. Captain Jiyai Shin led the KLPGA team to a decisive victory over the JLPGA, while the LET team, led by Trish Johnson, defeated the ALPG side.