Hometown/Resides: Brisbane, Australia/Wichita, Kansas
Birthdate: February 26, 1982 – currently 35 years, 4 months, 13 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour: Tied for 42nd at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 2004 LPGA season
Turned Professional: 2003
LPGA: Third career victory
PREVIOUS LPGA WINS: 2010 Navistar LPGA Classic, 2008 CN Canadian Women’s Open
Race To CME Globe
With her win, Kirk earns 500 points and now has 759 points in the Race to CME Globe
With her win, Kirk earns $300,000; she has earned $401,864 this season and $4,397,409 in her career
2017 In A Nutshell On The LPGA
13 events played, eight cuts made, one victory, three additional top 25s, $401,864
- With the victory, Kirk earns a spot into next week’s U.S. Women’s Open.
- She made 152 starts on the LPGA Tour between her last win at the 2010 Navistar LPGA Classic and this week.
- She is the first LPGA winner from Australia since Minjee Lee won the 2016 Blue Bay LPGA.
- Kirk is the 17th different winner on Tour this season; So Yeon Ryu remains the only repeat winner.
- Eight countries have been represented by winners on the LPGA this season.
- Kirk has six career victories on the ALPGA Tour.
- 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 was the recipient of the 2003 Dinah Shore Award.
- 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.