Born July 16, 1986, Shinobu Moromizato is a professional golfer from Okinawa, Japan who started to play golf at the age of 9. Amateur accomplishments include a victory at the 2005 Japan Women’s Amateur, as well as her participation in the 2005 LPGA HSBC Women’s World Match Play championship at the age of 18. Moromizato tied for 17th after she beat Emilee Klein in the first round. In the same year she also tied for third at the 005 Chukyo Bridgestone Ladies Open and did the same at the Thailand Ladies Open.
Titles won prior to 2005 include the title for the National high School championship, which she won in 2004. She also won the Queen Sirikit Cup Asia Amateur and was a runner-up at the Japan Women’s Amateur.
Moromizato turned pro in August 2005, gaining entry to play on the JLPGA tour with her first attempt. She promptly recorded three top-5 finishes on the tour, including a tie for 2nd place at the IDC Otsuka Kagu Ladies tournament. She also placed 9th at the LPGA Qualifying Tournament Presented by the American Airlines which earned her an exempt status for the 2006 LPGA tour season.
In 2007, Moromizato signed an endorsement contract for Japanese company Daikin Industries, a company which specializes in air conditioning, hydraulic machinery, defense systems, chemical products and computers and computer parts. She also placed fourth at the Mizuno Classic, which was won by fellow Japanese player Momoko Ueda, the first Japanese player to win the classic in nine years.