In the Winner's Circle with Jiyai Shin

Photo Credit: Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Jiyai Shin of South Korea reacts after making par on the ninth playoff hole during the continuation of the final round to win the Kingsmill Championship at Kingsmill Resort on September 10, 2012 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

2012 Kingsmill Championship
September 10, 2012

Hometown/Birthplace – South Korea/ Atlanta, Ga.
Birthdate – April 28, 1988 – currently 24 years, 4 months, 12 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour – Won three events in 2008 as a non-member
Turned Professional – January 2005

9th career LPGA victory: 2008 RICOH Women’s British Open*, Mizuno Classic*, ADT Championship*.  2009 HSBC Women's Champions, Wegmans LPGA, P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons 2010 Evian Masters Presented by Societe Generale, Mizuno Classic  (* wins as a non-member)

27th career victory worldwide

Crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings with her victory ($5,051,478) and increased her 2012 season earnings to $740,282

6th victory since joining the LPGA Tour

9th career victory in 95 appearances dating back to the 2006 Mizuno Classic where she tied for fourth while on the KLPGA Tour

Becomes the seventh different player to win at Kingsmill. Every player to win the event has at least one major championship on their resume, including Shin who won the 2008 RICOH Women’s British Open

Marks her first victory since the 2010 Mizuno Classic, a streak of 31 appearances without a victory

Earns 30 points toward the Rolex Player of the Year race with her win and moves into 11th place in the race with 68 points

Improves playoff record to 2-0 (2009 P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship – defeated Angela Stanford and Sun Young Yoo with a birdie on the second playoff hole)

In her only previous appearance at Kingsmill, Shin finished T20 (2009)

Currently sits at No. 13 on the Rolex Rankings list 


Topics: In the winners circle, Kingsmill Championship, Shin, Jiyai

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