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In-Kyung Kim
Rookie Year
2007
Height
5'3"
Career Earnings
$8,742,173

LPGA Tour Victories (7 wins, 1 Major) 

  • 2017 ShopRite LPGA Classic, Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning and O-I, Ricoh Women's British Open
  • 2016 Reignwood LPGA Classic
  • 2010 Lorena Ochoa Invitational 
  • 2009 LPGA State Farm Classic 
  • 2008 Longs Drugs Challenge

Awards

  • 2015 Kia Community Assist Award for her charitable efforts with the Special Olympics

2016 in a Nutshell

  • 17 events, 15 cuts made, $628,908 (29)
  • Earned her fourth career victory and had three additional top-10 finishes
  • Shot a career-low tournament score in relation to par and a tournament-record in her win at the Reignwood LPGA Classic (-24)
  • Crossed the $7 million mark in career earnings with a T6 finish at the ShopRite LPG Classic presented by Acer
  • Won for the third time on the Ladies European Tour (LET) with her victory at the ISPS Honda Ladies European Masters

Career Highlights:

2015:

  • 20 events, 156 cuts made, $339,622 (54)
  • Recorded top-10 finishes including a season-best solo third at the LOTTO Championship Presented by HERSHEY
  • 2015 Kia Community Assist Award for her charitable efforts with the Special Olympics

2014:

  • 18 events, 15 cuts made, $349,765 (48)
  • Tallied a pair of top-10 finishes, including a runner-up showing at the Portland Classic Presented by Cambia Health Solutions
  • Finished third on Tour in driving accuracy (82.7%)
2013:
  • 23 events, 23 cuts made, $1,125,389 (7)
  • 8 top-10 finishes including runner-ups at the Kia Classic and U.S. Women's Open
  • Finished fourth on Tour in fairways hit (0.825), seventh in rounds under par (0.607), seventh in scoring average (70.49) and sixth in top-10 finishes (9)
2012:
  • 21 events, 17 cuts made, $561,302 (26)
  • Five top-10 finishes including second at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
  • Fourth on Tour in Greens in Regulation Putting Average.
  • Battled a left wrist injury that forced her to withdraw from the LOTTE Championship and miss time in May.
  • Crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings in October.
2011:
  • Finished tied for third at the Evian Masters. 
  • Tied for 10th at the US Women's Open. 
  • Tied for third at the Honda LPGA Thailand and Kia Classic. 
  • Seventh at the HSBC Women's Champions. 
  • Tied for seventh at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. 
  • Tied for 10th at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. 
  • Tied for 12th at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. 
  • Tied for 15th at the LPGA State Farm Classic and tied for 17th at the Sybase Match Play Championship.
2010: 
  • Recorded her third-career LPGA victory at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational by Banamex and Corona Light. 
  • Announced that she would donate her entire $225,000 first-place check to charity -- half to the Lorena Ochoa Foundation and half to an American charity to-be-named. 
  • Tied for third at the RICOH Women's British Open and the LPGA Tour Championship. 
  • Finished fourth at the Tres Marias Championship and U.S. Women's Open. 
  • Tied for fifth at the LPGA Championship Presented by Wegmans and P&G NW Arkansas Championship Presented by Walmart. 
  • Finished sixth at the CN Canadian Women's Open. 
  • Tied for sixth at the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola. 
  • Tied for eighth at the LPGA Hana Bank Championship Presented by SK telecom; tied for 11th at the season-opening Honda PTT LPGA Thailand. 
  • Tied for seventh at the HSBC Women's Champions. 
  • Tied for 21st at the LPGA State Farm Classic. 
  • Tied for 23rd at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia and tied for 43rd at the Evian Masters Presented by Société Générale.
2009: 
  • Won the LPGA State Farm Classic, her second LPGA victory of her career. 
  • Carded a career-low in the second round of the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, where she finished runner-up. 
  • Finished in third at both the J Golf Phoenix LPGA International Presented by Mirassou Winery and the U.S. Women's Open. 
  • Tied for fifth at the Sybase Classic Presented by ShopRite. 
  • Crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings at the Wegmans LPGA, where she tied for 10th. 
  • Won the Dubai Ladies Masters, the season-ending event on the Ladies European Tour (LET).
2008: 
  • Became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Longs Drugs Challenge, where she crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings. 
  • Recorded six additional top-10 finishes, including a tie for third at the U.S. Women's Open. 
  • Carded a season-low 65 in the first round of the Ginn Tribute Hosted by ANNIKA.
2007
  • Recorded four top-10 finishes, including a season-best second at the Wegmans LPGA after losing a two-hole, sudden-death playoff to Lorena Ochoa. 
  • Recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one in the third round of the MasterCard Classic Honoring Alejo Peralta Presented by Televisa Deportes. 
  • Carded a season-low 65 in the third round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger, where she posted seven consecutive sub pars en route to a Tour season-low (par-34) 7-under-par 27 nine-hole score.
2006: 
  • As an amateur, earned co-medalist honors at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 2007 LPGA season. 
  • Turned professional immediately following the final round.
Amateur:
  • She was a member of the Korean National Team in 2003 and 2004. 
  • She won three tournaments on the International Junior Golf Tour and also competed on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) circuit, where she won the 2005 Hargray Junior Classic. 
  • Kim was the 2005 U.S. Girls’ Junior Champion and the medalist in the stroke-play portion of the 2005 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. 
  • Kim also earned medalist honors at the Duramed FUTURES Tour 2007 Qualifying Tournament. 
Personal:
  • 5’3”
  • Started playing golf at the age of 9.
  • Credits her parents and Tiger Woods as the individuals most influencing her career.
  • Hobbies include reading and listening to music.
  • Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.
Tournaments
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