Hiromi Kobayashi (golfer)

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Hiromi Kobayashi
小林 浩美
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1963-01-08) 8 January 1963 (age 52)
Iwaki, Fukushima
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Nationality  Japan
Career
Turned professional 1985
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1990–2003)
LPGA of Japan Tour (joined 1985)
Professional wins 15
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 4
Ladies European Tour 1
LPGA of Japan Tour 11
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T8: 1997
Women's PGA C'ship T3: 1994
U.S. Women's Open T4: 1993
du Maurier Classic T9: 1998
Women's British Open T32: 2001
Achievements and awards
LPGA Rookie of the Year 1990

Hiromi Kobayashi (小林 浩美 Kobayashi Hiromi?, born 8 January 1963 in Iwaki, Fukushima) is a Japanese professional golfer. She has won 15 tournaments internationally, including four on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour.

Professional career[edit]

Kobayashi turned pro in 1985. She won six titles on the LPGA of Japan Tour in 1989. In 1990, she joined the LPGA Tour and was named LPGA Rookie of the Year. She won four tournaments between 1993 and 1998. She also won one title on the Ladies European Tour, the Evian Masters in 1997.

Professional wins (15)[edit]

LPGA of Japan Tour (11)[edit]

Tournament in bold denotes major championships in LPGA of Japan Tour.

LPGA Tour (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 18 Jul 1993 JAL Big Apple Classic −6 (69-71-69-69=278) 4 strokes United States Rosie Jones
2 22 Aug 1993 Minnesota LPGA Classic −11 (73-67-65=205) Playoff United States Cindy Rarick
3 23 Aug 1998 Rainbow Foods LPGA Classic −10 (69-68-69=206) Playoff United States Tracy Hanson
4 8 Nov 1998 Japan Classic −11 (68-68-69=205) Playoff United States Tina Barrett

LPGA Tour playoff record (3–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1993 Minnesota LPGA Classic United States Cindy Rarick Won with par on first extra hole
2 1998 Los Angeles Women's Championship United States Dale Eggeling Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 1998 Rainbow Foods LPGA Classic United States Tracy Hanson Won with birdie on first extra hole
4 1998 Japan Classic United States Tina Barrett Won with birdie on third extra hole

Ladies European Tour (1)[edit]

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