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Sep 18, 2022
Ayaka Furue in three-way lead, Hinako Shibuno 4th at Portland Classic
Kobe native Furue opened with a birdie, reeled off three in a row starting at the par-5 fifth and added another at the 14th to leap into contention at Columbia Edgewater.
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Aug 8, 2022
'Frustrated' Hinako Shibuno settles for third place at Women's British Open
Hinako Shibuno was left frustrated after missing a playoff at the Women's British Open by one shot on Sunday, denying the 23-year-old a chance to win her second major.
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Aug 5, 2022
Shibuno takes lead at Women's British Open with opening round 65
Shibuno said she hasn't played this well in a "long time."
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Apr 17, 2022
Hinako Shibuno finishes second at Lotte Championship
Shibuno, the 2019 Women's British Open champion, finished the day two shots off winner Kim Hyo-joo of South Korea.
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Apr 4, 2022
Hinako Shibuno bounces back to finish fourth at Chevron Championship
The 2019 Women's British Open winner, who sat top after two rounds at Mission Hills Country Club, carded seven birdies and a bogey for a final-round 6-under 66 to wrap up in a 10-under 278.
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Apr 3, 2022
Hinako Shibuno falters at Chevron to see hopes of major title fade
The 23-year-old led by a stroke after two rounds at Mission Hills Country Club but then dropped to 5-over-par 77, carding two birdies, three bogeys and two double bogeys for a 4-under 212.
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Apr 12, 2021
Hideki Matsuyama wins Masters to become first Japanese man to claim major title
Matsuyama survived some late slip-ups, and a determined challenge down the back nine from Xander Schauffele, who finished 7-under, to claim the iconic green jacket in dramatic fashion.
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Dec 11, 2020
Hinako Shibuno one shot off lead after opening round of U.S. Women's Open
The 2019 Women's British Open winner missed the fairway just twice in a fine start to the last major of the year.
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Oct 8, 2020
Nasa Hataoka aims to keep nerves in check for Women's PGA Championship
World No. 5 Nasa Hataoka said Wednesday she is trying to rid her mind of pressure as she prepares to chase her first major title at this week's Women's PGA Championship.
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Aug 22, 2020
Hinako Shibuno misses cut in Women's British Open title defense
Hinako Shibuno's Women's British Open title defense ended Friday when the 21-year-old missed the cut by three shots, carding 12-over par through the first two rounds.
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Jul 4, 2020
Hinako Shibuno hopes virus won't derail Women's British Open title defense
Following her surprise victory last year, Hinako Shibuno said Friday she hopes to play for a second straight Women's British Open title next month.
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Jul 2, 2020
Hinako Shibuno among eight Japanese players given spots in 2020 U.S. Women's Open
Eight Japanese players, including 2019 Women's British Open winner Hinako Shibuno, were given exemptions for the postponed U.S. Women's Open, which will be played in December.
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Jun 25, 2020
Japan women's golf tour opens after four-month coronavirus shutdown
The 72-hole tournament is the first event on the Japan LPGA Tour to be held without spectators.
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Sep 22, 2019
British Open champ Hinako Shibuno overcomes record deficit in win
Hinako Shibuno, who this summer became the second Japanese golfer to capture an overseas major tournament, matched a Japan LPGA tour record by overcoming an eight-stroke deficit on Sunday to win the Descente Ladies Tokai Classic.
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Aug 11, 2019
Women's British Open champ Hinako Shibuno places 13th at Hokkaido Meiji Cup
Golfing sensation Hinako Shibuno followed up her historic Women’s British Open victory with a 13th-place finish Sunday in the Hokkaido Meiji Cup, won by South Korea’s Bae Seon-woo.
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Aug 9, 2019
Hinako Shibuno draws large crowd in opening round of Hokkaido Meiji Cup
Fresh off a surprise win on her major debut at the Women's British Open, 20-year-old Hinako Shibuno stole the spotlight in the first round of the Hokkaido Meiji Cup on Friday.
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Aug 6, 2019
Hinako Shibuno stunned by her achievement
Hinako Shibuno made a heroic return home Tuesday evening after becoming a household name by winning the Women's British Open on Sunday.
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Aug 5, 2019
Hinako Shibuno thrilled by response to Women's British Open triumph in Japan
Newly crowned Women's British Open champion Hinako Shibuno said Monday she was thrilled by the response in Japan following her historic victory.

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