Haeji Kang

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Haeji Kang
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Personal information
Full name Haeji Kang
Born (1990-11-14) 14 November 1990 (age 26)
Seoul, South Korea
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  South Korea
Career
College none
Turned professional 2007
Current tour(s) Symetra Tour
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
Symetra Tour 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T5: 2013
Women's PGA C'ship T33: 2013
U.S. Women's Open T17: 2013
Women's British Open T30: 2011
Evian Championship T44: 2013

Haeji Kang (born 14 November 1990) is a South Korean female professional golfer who has played on the LPGA Tour.

Early life and amateur career[edit]

Kang was born in Seoul, South Korea. As a child, she moved from Korea to New Zealand and then to Australia to pursue a golf career. She had success as a junior and amateur golfer in Australia. She was the leading amateur in the 2006 LG Bing Lee Women's NSW Open. She won the Australian Girls' Championship in 2007 and finishing in second place up at the Senior Amateur. In 2007, she received a sponsor's invitation to play in the ANZ Ladies Masters where she was the low amateur.

Professional career[edit]

Kang participated in the Futures Tour qualifying tournament in the fall of 2007, finishing in 12th place. She turned professional after the qualifying tournament and played 2008 on the Futures Tour. In the 2008 season on the Futures Tour she had six top-10 finishes and one win.

Kang participated in the LPGA qualifying tournament in the fall of 2008 and finished in 29th place which gave her conditional status on the LPGA Tour for 2009 and the ability to continue playing on the Futures Tour. She played in 16 tournaments on the LPGA Tour in 2009, earning enough money to secure full playing privileges on the Tour for 2010. Her best finish in her rookie year of 2009 was a T4 at the Wegmans LPGA. In her second year on the LPGA Tour, 2010, she played a full season of events with a top finish of T5 at the Sybase Match Play Championship.

Professional wins (1)[edit]

Futures Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning
score
To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up Winner's[1]
share (US$)
1 17 Aug 2008 Greater Richmond Duramed FUTURES Classic 65-72-68=205 −11 Playoff Mexico Sophia Sheridan 14,000

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ANA Inspiration DNP T48 CUT T15 T5 T51 T51 DNP
Women's PGA Championship CUT T34 T72 T51 T33 T40 CUT CUT
U.S. Women's Open T57 DNP CUT DNP T17 T59 WD DNP
Women's British Open CUT T31 T30 T47 CUT CUT DNP DNP
The Evian Championship ^ T44 T54 DNP DNP

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" tied
Yellow background for a top-10 finish.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 1 1 2 6 5
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 5
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 0 0 0 1 1 3 27 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (2011 British Open – 2013 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
(US$)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2009 16 10 0 0 0 1 T4 48,048 67 72.37 67
2010 19 13 0 0 0 0 11 55,984 58 72.91 69
2011 16 10 0 0 0 0 T14 81,691 45 73.50 76
2012 24 21 0 0 1 4 T3 456,425 29 71.54 23
2013 25 19 0 0 0 3 T5 408,641 37 71.62 32
2014 26 18 0 0 1 2 T3 333,072 49 72.49 88
2015 19 8 0 0 0 0 T29 44,869 115 73.60 124
2016 14 4 0 0 0 0 T20 38,539 126 72.58 99
  • Official as of 2016 season[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Futures Tour Player Biographies". LPGA Futures Tour. 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Haeji Kang Stats". LPGA. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 

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