CARLSBAD, Calif. (March 5, 2018) – Nippon Shaft helped America’s most recognizable LPGA Tour star win for the first time since the 2014 U.S Women’s Open.

The 28-year-old Stanford graduate used Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 105 X-flex steel shafts in her irons and the N.S. PRO MODUS3 Wedge 115 shafts in her wedges to shoot rounds of 67-73-66-65—271 (17-under par) at the HSBC Women’s Championship to secure a one-shot come-from-behind victory at Singapore’s Sentosa Golf Club (Tanjong Course).

It was the 127th global professional victory for the MODUS³ series of the Nippon Shaft brand since they were introduced to tour players in July 2009. The champion, who began using Nippon Shaft steel shafts since 2016, earned $225,000.

“Nippon Shaft is extremely proud that our products were used by one of the top players in women’s golf to earn a victory against a formidable international field,” said Hiro Fukuda, sales and marketing for Nippon Shaft.

Notably, it was just six weeks ago that another Nippon Shaft player – the defending Masters champion – captured his 33rd professional victory at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore, an Asian Tour event. On Sunday, at the PGA TOUR’s WGC-Mexico Championship, he finished T-7, using Nippon Shaft N.S. PRO MODUS3 Tour 130 X-flex steel shafts in his irons and wedges.

Nippon Shaft products are available globally either as stock or custom shafts in many of the world’s top iron brands. Details of these can be found at www.nipponshaft.com

Based in Yokohama, Japan, Nippon Shaft is the No. 1-selling steel shaft in Asia. Nippon Shaft is a privately-held subsidiary of NHK Spring Co. LTD, a Japanese automobile parts manufacturer. Nippon Shaft's North American headquarters is in Carlsbad.