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Ueda shoots 66 for 2-stroke victory in Mizuno Classic

...switched my feeling and I was concentrated like never before. I felt that is how top players might be playing." Hiromi Kobayashi was the last Japanese player to win the Mizuno, taking the 1998 tournament at Musashigaoka. Ueda came into the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/05/gol_150616.shtml
Golf
Birdies carry Kim in Japan

...Wendy's Championship for Children. Lorie Kane, who won this event in 2000, is two strokes behind at 67 along with Hiromi Kobayashi and Woo-Soon Ko. Se Ri Pak, a five-time winner this season, topped an eight-player group at 68, and defending...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/09/gol_357470.shtml
Golf
Whaley gets ready for the men in an LPGA tournament

...950,000 the last two years. Divots: There are six former champions in the field: Betsy King (1990, 1991), Hiromi Kobayashi (1993), Daniel, Michele Redman (1997), Sherri Steinhauer (1999) and Park. ... Sorenstam, who missed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/17/gol_381389.shtml
Golf
Sorenstam surges toward U.S. Women's Open

...year," Sorenstam said. Golden, second-round leader Juli Inkster and Carin Koch shared second, a shot ahead of Hiromi Kobayashi and rookie Natalie Gulbis. Sorenstam started the final round three shots behind Inkster, two behind Golden and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/02/gol_345612.shtml
Golf
LPGA Tour showcases Asian nation's elite golfers

...Park and three-time winner Mi-Hyun Kim. There are five Japanese women on tour, including four-time winner Hiromi Kobayashi, two from Taiwan, and one each from the Philippines and Malaysia. All told, the 20 Asian players have combined...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/18/gol_345550.shtml
Golf
Kendall fires 63 to lead in Hawaii

...off Rocky Thompson's 18-hole tournament record of 61 set during the third round in 1994. LOS ANGELES LPGA: Hiromi Kobayashi of Japan birdied six of her first eight holes in shooting a 5-under-par 67 Friday for a three-stroke lead after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/14/oth_222478.shtml
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Baseball ends with Koreans on top

...passing out on the pool deck. After Japan's number concluded, two men in swimsuits jumped into the pool to assist Hiromi Kobayashi to the side of the pool. Japanese team officials said Kobayashi made a complete recovery. Their team finished fifth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/24/oly_470589.shtml
Olympics
Ai Miyazato of Japan wins Evian Masters

...Miyazato, who has won numerous titles on Japan's JLPGA circuit, is the first Japanese woman to win at Evian since Hiromi Kobayashi in 1997 - who also won on the first playoff hole. "Every time I walk up the stairs to the locker room I tend to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/27/gol_542202.shtml
Golf
Teske conquers wind to lead Farr by a shot

...Highland Meadows Golf Course. She shot a 74. Lopez has finished second four times in the Farr. Michelle McGann and Hiromi Kobayashi each had holes-in-one. McGann, who shot a 71, holed a pitching wedge from 126 yards on No. 8 and Kobayashi's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/12/gol_348107.shtml
Golf
Golf roundup: Player beats Bland in playoff

...Figg-Currier shot a final-round 70 to finish third, three strokes behind the leaders. Charlotta Sorenstam, Barb Mucha, Hiromi Kobayashi and Burton were another stroke back. Four others - Dina Ammaccapane, Nancy Lopez, Kathy Guadagnino and Moira Dunn...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/28/oth_212040.shtml
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