Kim Williams

United States

6'

1987

$993,042.00

Mississippi State University

Race to CME Globe

167

Rolex Ranking™

606

Kim Williams Bio

6’...Started playing golf at the age of 16...Credits her father Doug Williams, Dave King and Bill Straughsbaugh as the individuals most influencing her career...Hobbies include movies, reading and all sports.

Career

  • Played in three events throughout 2012.
  • In 2008, carded a season-low 69 in the first round of the Corona Championship, where she finished tied for 32nd.
  • In 2006, led the Tour in sand saves at 62.2 percent; was limited to 12 events because of a spine injury.
  • In 2005, recorded a season-best tie for ninth at the State Farm Classic.
  • In 2004, posted a season-best finish at the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, where she tied for 12th and recorded a career-low 63 during the second round.
  • In 2003, best finish was a tie for ninth at the Sybase Big Apple Classic presented by Lincoln Mercury; recorded the second hole-in-one of her LPGA career during the second round of the Wachovia LPGA Classic hosted by Betsy King.
  • In 2002, best finish came at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship at MountVintage, where she tied for sixth; won the Heather Farr Player Award.
  • In 2001, missed four months of the season after breaking her collarbone and sternum and injuring her knee in a head-on collision while leaving the golf course after the first round of the season-opening YourLife Vitamins LPGA Classic; underwent knee surgery immediately after the accident and also underwent major abdominal surgery in March before returning to the Tour in May; best finish was a tie for 13th at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship at Mount Vintage.
  • In 2000, despite playing in only 14 events due to non-exempt status, enjoyed one of the most successful seasons of her career; posted three top-10 finishes, including a season-best tie for fourth at the Oldsmobile Classic.
  • In 1999, played a limited schedule due to a recurring back injury.
  • In 1998, injured her back at The Office Depot and played a limited schedule until back surgery in September.
  • In 1997, best finish was a tie for third at the Star Bank LPGA Classic.
  • In 1996, best finish was a tie for 10th at the CoreStates Betsy King Classic.
  • In 1995, best finish was fourth place at the PING Welch’s Championship in Tucson.
  • In 1994, was struck in the neck by a stray bullet while entering a drug store during the week of the Youngstown-Warren LPGA Classic; the bullet was removed in 1995; tied for 10th at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic the week following the shooting accident.
  • In 1993, best finish was a tie for seventh in the Youngstown-Warren LPGA Classic.
  • In 1992, best finish was a tie for 10th at the SAFECO Classic.
  • In 1991, after two seasons off the Tour, tied for 23rd at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, to regain exempt status for the 1992 LPGA season.
  • In 1989, top finish was a tie for 12th at the Oldsmobile LPGA Classic; did not retain her playing status for the 1990 LPGA season.
  • In 1988, lost in a four-way playoff to Patti Rizzo at the Sara Lee Classic to finish in a tie for second and record her career best finish.
  • In 1987, her rookie season, top finish was a tie for 15th at the Rochester International; recorded the first hole-in-one of her LPGA career at the Chrysler-Plymouth Classic.
  • In 1986, qualified for the Tour by tying for 37th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 1987 LPGA season.


    Amateur
    Williams enjoyed a successful amateur career. She was a member of the 1986 U.S. Curtis Cup Team and was low amateur in the 1986 NabiscoDinahShore. She captured the 1985-86 Southern Amateur Championship titles and in 1985 won the Doherty Challenge Cup and the Eastern Amateur. Williams finished second at the 1984 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. She also posted victories at the 1984-85 Canadian Amateur Championships and participated in four U.S. Women’s Opens as an amateur.

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