Katherine Kirk

Australia

5'10"

2004

$3,854,700.50

Pepperdine University (2003, Sports Administration)

Race to CME Globe

58

Rolex Ranking™

116

Katherine Kirk Bio

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5’10”...Started playing golf at the age of 12...Credits her parents Frank and Pauline, and Chris and Laurie Gibbs as the individuals most influencing her career...In October 2007, traveled to Rwanda on a mission trip with Betsy King and Golf Fore Africa...In 2009, inducted into the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame...Enjoys Bible study, fitness, movies, travel, music, fishing and spending time with family and friends...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.

LPGA Tour Victories (2)
• 2008
CN Canadian Women’s Open
• 2010
Navistar LPGA Classic

2013 in a Nutshell

  • 26 events, 17 cuts made, $223,138 (56)
  • 2 top-20 finishes including a season-best tie for eighth at the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open
  • Finished 15th on Tour in sand saves (0.48)

Career Highlights:

2012:
• 26 events, 21 cuts made, $376,192 (37)
• Three top-10 finishes including a season-best runner-up finish at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

2011:
• Best finish was a tie for sixth at the Avent LPGA Classic.
• Crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings at Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.

2010:
• Recorded her second LPGA victory at the Navistar LPGA Classic Presented by Monaco RV.
• Finished second at the RICOH Women's British Open, one shot behind Yani Tseng.
• Tied for fourth at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
• Tied for 10th at the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge.

2009:
• Best finish was runner-up at the HSBC Women's Champions.
• Tied for eighth at both the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge.
• Recorded her fourth international victory at the ANZ Ladies Masters on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) Tour.

2008:
• Became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the CN Canadian Women's Open, where she crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings.
• Recorded eight additional top-10 finishes, including a tie for fourth at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational by Banamex and Corona Light, where she crossed the $1 million mark in season earnings.
• Carded a career-low 64 in the final round of the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill and finished sixth.

2007:
• Best finish was a tie for ninth at the SemGroup Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons.

2006:
• Won two events on the ALPG Tour.
• Returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for seventh to earn exempt status for the 2007 LPGA season.

2005:
• Recorded a career-best finish at the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women’s Open, where she finished second.
• Won the Titanium ALPG Players Championship on the ALPG Tour.

2004:
• Best finish was sixth at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.
• Tied for seventh at the Longs Drugs Challenge.
• Turned professional in June.
• Won two Futures Tour events – the Aurora Health Care FUTURES Charity Golf Classic, her first event as a professional, and the Lima Memorial Hospital Foundation FUTURES Classic.
• Tied for 42nd at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 2004 LPGA season.

Amateur:
• Hull finished 10th in the 1999 Junior World Golf Championship.
• In 2002, she was a member of the winning Australian team at the World Amateur Team Championship and finished fourth at the World Amateur Championship.
• While at Pepperdine University, she recorded the lowest 18-hole score in school history, was the 2003 NCAA College Player of the Year, an All-American from 2002-03 and winner of eight collegiate tournaments.
• She was the recipient of the 2003 Dinah Shore Award.

Personal:
• 5’10”
• Started playing golf at the age of 12.
• Credits her parents Frank and Pauline, and Chris and Laurie Gibbs as the individuals most influencing her career.
• In October 2007, traveled to Rwanda on a mission trip with Betsy King and Golf Fore Africa.
• In 2009, inducted into the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame.
• Enjoys Bible study, fitness, movies, travel, music, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
• Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.

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