Haru Nomura

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Haru Nomura
Personal information
Full name Harukyo Nomura
Born (1992-11-25) 25 November 1992 (age 25)
Yokohama, Japan
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality  Japan
Residence Honolulu, Hawaii
Career
Turned professional 2010
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 3
Ladies European Tour 1
LPGA of Japan Tour 1
LPGA of Korea Tour 1
ALPG Tour 1
Symetra Tour 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
ANA Inspiration T26: 2016
Women's PGA C'ship T36: 2012, 2017
U.S. Women's Open T11: 2016
Women's British Open T17: 2016
Evian Championship 8th: 2016

Harukyo Nomura (Japanese: 野村敏京; Korean: 문민경; born 25 November 1992) is a Japanese female professional golfer.

Having a Korean mother and Japanese father, Nomura moved to South Korea at the age of five and lived in Seoul until she graduated from the Myongji High School. In 2011, she selected Japanese nationality.[1]

Career[edit]

Nomura started to play golf at age of 11, and in 2007 she won the Japan Junior Golf Championship for girls 12–14 years of age. Nomura was the low amateur at the 2009 Japan Women's Open. She turned pro in December 2010 after qualifying for the LPGA Tour on her first attempt, finishing tied for 39th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn Priority List Category 20 for the 2011 season.[2] She qualified for the 2011 U.S. Women's Open through one of the sectional qualifying tournaments. Her first professional victory came on the LPGA Futures Tour in April 2011 at the Daytona Beach Invitational. She followed this with a win on the LPGA of Japan Tour in May 2011 and her third victory came on the LPGA of Korea Tour in 2015. In 2013 she was runner-up at the Mizuno Classic on the LPGA Tour.

On 21 February 2016, Nomura held off world number one Lydia Ko to win her first LPGA tournament, the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open, the first Japanese victory on the LPGA Tour since Mika Miyazato won the Safeway Classic in 2012.[3][4] With the victory, Nomura moved from 67th to 50th in the Women's World Golf Rankings and into second on the 2016 LPGA Tour Money List.[5]

Professional wins (6)[edit]

LPGA Tour (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 20 Feb 2016 ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open[1] 69-68-70-65=272 −16 3 strokes New Zealand Lydia Ko
2 24 Apr 2016 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic 65-70-71-73=279 −9 4 strokes South Africa Lee-Anne Pace
3 30 Apr 2017 Volunteers of America Texas Shootout 68-65-72-76=281 −3 Playoff United States Cristie Kerr

1 Co-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour and the ALPG Tour.

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2017 Volunteers of America Texas Shootout United States Cristie Kerr Won with birdie on sixth extra hole

LPGA of Japan Tour (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 22 May 2011 Chukyo TV Bridgestone Ladies Open 66-69-68=203 −13 3 strokes Japan Kaori Aoyama

LPGA of Korea Tour (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 6 Sep 2015 Hanwha Finance Classic 73-65-74-75=287 −1 Playoff South Korea Bae Seon-woo

LPGA Futures Tour (1)[edit]

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2018.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ANA Inspiration DNP DNP DNP T64 CUT T26 T70 CUT
U.S. Women's Open T64 CUT DNP DNP CUT T11 T33 CUT
Women's PGA Championship CUT T36 DNP T48 T53 63 T36 CUT
Women's British Open DNP DNP DNP T45 CUT T17 T69 DNP
The Evian Championship ^ DNP CUT T34 8 T32 DNP

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 3
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 3
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 3 26 17
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (2015 Evian – 2017 Evian)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "18歳新星・野村敏京 国内デビュー戦で完全V!" (in Japanese).
  2. ^ "Haru Nomura Bio". LPGA. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Haru Nomura Holds Off World No. 1 Lydia Ko To Win Her First Career LPGA Tournament in Australia". LPGA. 21 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Haru Nomura edges No. 1 Lydia Ko to win Women's Australian Open". ESPN. Associated Press. 21 February 2016.
  5. ^ "2016 ISPS Handa Womens Australian Open In The Winners Circle with Haru Nomura". LPGA. 21 February 2016.

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