Haru Nomura

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

Haru Nomura
Personal information
Full nameHarukyo Nomura
Born (1992-11-25) 25 November 1992 (age 27)
Yokohama, Japan
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality Japan
ResidenceHonolulu, Hawaii
Career
Turned professional2010
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour3
Ladies European Tour1
LPGA of Japan Tour1
LPGA of Korea Tour1
ALPG Tour1
Symetra Tour1
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
ANA InspirationT26: 2016
Women's PGA C'shipT36: 2012, 2017
U.S. Women's OpenT11: 2016
Women's British OpenT17: 2016
Evian Championship8th: 2016

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]

CareerEdit

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   Lydia Ko
2 24 Apr 2016 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic 65-70-71-73=279 −9 4 strokes   Lee-Anne Pace
3 30 Apr 2017 Volunteers of America Texas Shootout 68-65-72-76=281 −3 Playoff   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   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   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   Bae Seon-woo

LPGA Futures Tour (1)Edit

Results in LPGA majorsEdit

Results not in chronological order before 2019.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
ANA Inspiration T64 CUT T26 T70 CUT CUT
U.S. Women's Open T64 CUT CUT T11 T33 CUT
Women's PGA Championship CUT T36 T48 T53 63 T36 CUT WD
The Evian Championship ^ CUT T34 8 T32
Women's British Open T45 CUT T17 T69

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied for place

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 3
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 5
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 3
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 3 28 17
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (2015 Evian – 2017 Evian)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Team appearancesEdit

Professional

ReferencesEdit

  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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