2012 RICOH Women’s British Open
September 16, 2012
Hometown/Birthplace – South Korea/ Atlanta, Ga.
Birthdate – April 28, 1988 – currently 24 years, 4 months, 19 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour – Won three events in 2008 as a non-member
Turned Professional – January 2005
10th 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 2012 Kingsmill Championship, RICOH Women’s British Open (* wins as a non-member)
Shin’s 9-stroke margin of victory is the largest in the history of the RICOH Women’s British Open
With Shin’s victory at the RICOH Women’s British Open, it means that all four of the LPGA Tour’s majors in 2012 were won by an Asian-born player. Shin joins fellow South Koreans Sun Young Yoo (Kraft Nabisco Championship) and Na Yeon Choi (U.S. Women’s Open) and China native Shanshan Feng (Wegmans LPGA Championship) as major winners this year.
With her $428,650 first-place prize check, Shin crossed the $1 million mark in season earnings ($1,168,932) with her victory and increased her career earnings to $5,450,128
7th victory since joining the LPGA Tour
10th career victory in 96 appearances dating back to the 2006 Mizuno Classic where she tied for fourth while on the KLPGA Tour
Becomes the first player in LPGA history to win the RICOH Women’s British Open the week after capturing a victory on the LPGA Tour. Shin defeated Paula Creamer on the ninth playoff hole on Monday to capture the Kingsmill Championship
Earns 60 points toward the Rolex Player of the Year race with her win and moves into second place with 128 points