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Japan's Miyazato aiming for Mizuno Classic title

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SHIMA, Japan (AP)

Japanese star Ai Miyazato will be aiming to bring her success on the LPGA tour home this weekend at the Mizuno Classic.

Miyazato has five LPGA Tour wins this season and has spent 11 weeks at No. 1 in the world rankings but has never won the Mizuno Classic, the LPGA's lone tournament in Japan.

The 25-year-old Miyazato has had plenty of success in Japan, winning 15 JLPGA events in addition to her six wins overseas.

Miyazato will face a tough challenge from three South Korean golfers: Defending champion Bo Bae Song, current money rankings leader Na Yeon Choi and Jiya Shin, currently No. 1 in the LPGA rankings.

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