Nayoko Yoshikawa

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Nayoko Yoshikawa
Personal information
Born (1949-02-18) 18 February 1949 (age 68)
Sapporo, Japan
Height 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)
Nationality  Japan
Status Professional
Former tour(s) LPGA of Japan Tour (1973-2004)
LPGA Tour (1978-1980)
Professional wins 29
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
LPGA of Japan Tour 29
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration DNP
Women's PGA C'ship DNP
U.S. Women's Open CUT: 1989
du Maurier Classic DNP
Achievements and awards
LPGA of Japan Tour
leading money winner

Nayoko Yoshikawa (Japanese: 吉川なよ子, born 18 February 1949) is a Japanese professional golfer who played on the LPGA of Japan Tour (JLPGA) and the LPGA Tour.

Yoshikawa won 29 times on the JLPGA between 1979 and 1995. She was the leading money winner on JLPGA in 1988.

One of Yoshikawa's JLPGA wins was co-sanctioned with the LPGA Tour, the 1984 Mazda Japan Classic.[1][2]

Yoshikawa finished third at the LPGA Tour's qualifying school tournament in January 1978[3] and played sparingly on the LPGA Tour from 1978 to 1980. Her 1984 win was as a non-member.[4]

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA of Japan Tour wins (29)[edit]

  • 1979 (3) Japan LPGA East vs. West, Japan Women's Open, Mita Lakeside Women's Professional
  • 1980 (3) Stanley Ladies, JLPGA Lady Borden Cup, Sanyo Queens
  • 1982 (4) Okinawa Makiminato Auto Ladies, Mizuno Open, Pioneer Cup, Kosaido Asahi Golf Cup
  • 1983 (4) Junon Ladies Open, Stanley Ladies, Isuzu Ladies Cup, Fujitsu Ladies
  • 1984 (3) Fujitsu Ladies, Mazda Japan Classic (co-sanctioned with LPGA Tour), Saikai National Park Ladies Open
  • 1985 (1) Uniden Japan Ladies
  • 1986 (1) Dunlop Ladies Open
  • 1987 (3) Kumamoto Central Ladies Cup, Japan Women's Open, Stanley Ladies
  • 1988 (5) Kibun Ladies Classic, Yamaha Cup Ladies Open, Mizuno Open, Stanley Ladies, Itsuki & Orimupikku Ladies
  • 1990 (1) Itoki Classic
  • 1995 (1) Saishunkan Ladies

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

LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 4 Nov 1984 Mazda Japan Classic −6 (74-70-66=210) 2 strokes Japan Ayako Okamoto
United States Lauri Peterson

Team appearances[edit]


  • Handa Cup (representing World team): 2006, 2007


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