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Hyo-Joo Kim (KOR)

  • Hyo-Joo Kim

Hyo-Joo Kim is a Korean rising star golfer. She made JLPGA Tour history at the tender age of 16 years and 332 days, winning the 2012 Suntory Ladies Open while she was still an amateur, becoming the youngest ever champion on the tour.

The Korean youngster boasted a brilliant career from her junior years, claiming the 2011 Junior World Golf Championships title in the girls 15-17 division. After that, she won a sensational victory at the 2012 season-opening tournament of the Korean Tour, Lotte Mart Ladies Open as a amateur golfer, overwhelming tough professionals including the 2011 KLPGA Money Leader Ha-Neul Kim.

Continuing to compete on pro tours, she has begun playing primarily on the LPGA tour. Her biggest win to date was at the 2014 Evian Championship major.

Equipment

Career Highlights
2016

Korean LPGA Hyundai China Ladies Open Champion

2016

US LPGA Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic Winner

2015

Korean LPGA Kumho Tire Ladies Open Winner

2015

US LPGA JTBC Founders Cup Winner

2014

Korean LPGA Hyundai China Ladies Open Winner

2014

Korean LPGA KB Finance Star Championship Winner

2014

Korean LPGA HITEJINRO Championship Winner

2014

LPGA The Evian Championship Winner

2014

Korean LPGA Hanwha Finance Classic Winner

2014

Korean LPGA Kumho Tire Women's Open Winner

2014

Korean LPGA Kia Motors Korea Women's Open Championship Winner

2013

Korean LPGA Money List 4th

2012

Japan LPGA Suntory Ladies Open Winner