Kim to donate winnings to charity

In-Kyung Kim is donating her entire $220,000 winner's check from the Lorena Ochoa Invitational by Banamex and Corona Light to charity, half going to the Lorena Ochoa Foundation and half to an American charity to be named later. "Before I came to the U.S., I wanted to come to the U.S., but I know it's tough and my parents are working really hard at the time when I was 16," she said. "And we weren't really rich, but it takes a lot of money to send me to the U.S. and go to school and all that. But there is one person who helped my parents, and if he didn't help my parents, or if he didn't help me coming to the U.S., I wouldn't really be here. Everyone needs help. I think that's why I'm all about that."

Mexican idol: This win is especially meaningful for Kim, as Lorena Ochoa is one of her few idols. "She's just down‑to‑earth," she said. "She is always there. She is not just a great golfer. She has great warm heart. So that's why she's my idol. I don't have many idols; I want you to know that."

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