Player: Leon Takagi

Leon Takagi
Hometown: Tokyo
University: Kent State University
Graduation Year: 2026
Area of Study: International study
Soldier Honored: Yadir G. Reynoso

2022-2023 (Freshman): Was the lone golfer for Kent State to compete at the NCAA championships in Scottsdale, Arizona placing 47th…named 2nd team All-MAC…tied for 5th at NCAA regionals shooting a 213 which was good for three under par…finished 1st at the MAC championships shooting one under and a 219…had one other top 20 finish coming at the Sunflower Invitational in Lawrence, Kansas…recorded the top individual score for Kent State in her final five tournaments

Born in New York and raised in Tokyo, Takagi joined the Flashes as the 23rd ranked ametuer golfer in Japan. Takagi has shown promise from a young age, winning the 2013 US Kids World Championship and helping Yoyogi High School to late season success with a top-ten finish in last year's Japan High School Golf Tournament.

Thoughts from Coach VanDamme: "Leon has an incredible golf resume and is one of the best amateur golfers in Japan. The strength of her game is her ball-striking, and her quiet confidence, drive, and work ethic were evident throughout the recruiting process."