• Masanori KOBAYASHI

    JPN

    • Date of birth Feb 14, 1976
    • Turned Pro
    • Residence Chiba
    • Family Single

Biography

Ventured to Asia after seeing the success of Tetsuji Hiratsuka and Daisuke Maruyama on the Asian Tour. Started playing baseball when he was young but got hooked to golf after watching his first drive go a very long way.

Career Highlights

  1. Masanori enjoyed a highly successful first season on the Asian Tour in 2012. He earned his card from Qualifying School and subsequently claimed a victory at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open in Japan. 
  2. He also finished tied 10th in the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters and tied-fifth in the season-ending Iskandar Johor Open to end the year in fourth place on the Order of Merit. For his achievements, Masanori was subsequently named Rookie of the Year.
  3. In 2013, he won the Japan Open, one of the richest events on the Japan Golf Tour.

Asian Tour Victories

  1. 2012 Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open

Other wins

  1. 2000 Hisamitsu KBC Challenge
  2. 2000 PRGR Cup (West)
  3. 2011 Totoumi Hamamatsu Open
  4. 2013 Japan Open
 

Tournament Results

Tournament Pos R1 R2 R3 R4 Score TO PAR Earnings
SMBC Singapore Open MC 77 73 - - 150 8 -
Leopalace21 Myanmar Open MC 71 77 - - 148 6 -
Panasonic Open Golf Championship+ MC 74 72 - - 146 4 -
The 147th Open Championship MC 82 72 - - 154 12 -
Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup+ T55 69 75 73 71 288 4 US$ 5,863

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