• Kyodo


Harukyo Nomura and Shiho Oyama qualified for the women’s golf competition at the Rio Olympics as the two highest ranked Japanese players in the world rankings released on Monday. Nomura, 23, is ranked 22nd and Oyama 43rd.

Nomura finished 11th at the U.S. Women’s Open at 1-under 287, five strokes behind Brittany Lang, who edged Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist in a three-hole playoff.

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