Katherine Kirk

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Katherine Kirk
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Hull-Kirk at the 2010 Women's British Open
Personal information
Born (1982-02-26) 26 February 1982 (age 38)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Nationality Australia
ResidenceWichita, Kansas, U.S.[1]
SpouseTom Kirk (m. 2012)
Career
CollegePepperdine University (graduated 2003)
Turned professional2003
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 2004)
ALPG Tour
Former tour(s)Futures Tour (2003)
Professional wins11
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour3
Ladies European Tour1
ALPG Tour6
Symetra Tour2
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationT8: 2009
Women's PGA C'shipT16: 2009
U.S. Women's OpenT25: 2007
Women's British Open2nd: 2010
Evian ChampionshipT3: 2017
Achievements and awards
Dinah Shore Award2003
William and Mousie
Powell Award
2017

Katherine Kirk[2] (born 26 February 1982) is a professional golfer from Australia, currently playing on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and the ALPG Tour. She played under her maiden name, Katherine Hull, until her marriage to Tom Kirk on 2 August 2012[3] and also under the name Katherine Hull-Kirk.

Amateur career[edit]

Hull began playing golf at age 12 in her native Australia. She attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where she was an All-American in 2002–03 and was the NCAA Player of the Year in 2003. She collected eight collegiate wins during her career. Hull graduated from college in 2003 with a degree in Sports Administration.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After graduating from college in 2003, Hull turned professional, playing on the Duramed Futures Tour. She won her first two events as a professional, the Aurora Health Care FUTURES Charity Golf Classic, and the Lima Memorial Hospital Foundation FUTURES Classic the next week. She finished tied for 42nd at the final LPGA Qualifying Tournament in 2003 to earn non-exempt status on the LPGA Tour for 2004. In 2006, Hull won two events on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour (ALPG), and also earned full playing privileges on the LGPA Tour for 2007 after returning to the LPGA Qualifying Tour[2]

Hull's breakout year as a professional was 2008. She earned her first win on the LPGA Tour at the Canadian Women's Open[4] and went on to record eight top-10 finishes during the season,[2] including seven top 10s in her last ten events played. She finished 13th on the official LPGA money list.[5]

She opened the 2009 season with a win in the ANZ Ladies Masters, a tournament co-sanctioned by the ALPG and the Ladies European Tour and finished on top of the Order of Merit for 2008/09 on the ALPG.[6]

Professional wins (11)[edit]

LPGA Tour (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 17 Aug 2008 CN Canadian Women's Open 71-65-72-69=277 –11 1 stroke South Korea Se Ri Pak
2 10 Oct 2010 Navistar LPGA Classic 68-67-67-67=269 –19 1 stroke United States Brittany Lincicome
3 9 Jul 2017 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic 68-63-65-70=266 –22 1 stroke South Africa Ashleigh Buhai

ALPG Tour (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 20 Feb 2005 Titanium Enterprises ALPG Players Championship 69-69-70=208 –8 3 strokes New Zealand Lynnette Brooky
2 20 Nov 2005 Eden Country Club Pro-Am 66 –6 1 stroke Australia Tamara Johns
3 25 Nov 2005 Sapphire Coast Ladies Classic 71-66=137 –9 5 strokes Australia Tamara Johns
4 8 Feb 2009 ANZ Ladies Masters* 69-67-68-68=272 –16 5 strokes Australia Tamie Durdin
5 14 Jan 2011 Moss Vale Golf Club Ladies Classic 65-66=131 –10 2 strokes Australia Stephanie Na
6 17 Jan 2011 Mount Broughton Classic 68-66=134 –10 3 strokes Australia Vicky Thomas

* Co-sanctioned with Ladies European Tour

Futures Tour (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ($)
1 1 Jun 2003 Aurora Health Care FUTURES Charity Golf Classic 71-70-69=210 –6 Playoff South Korea Ju Kim 9,800
2 8 Jun 2003 Lima Memorial Hospital Foundation FUTURES Classic 66-66-73=205 –11 1 stroke Canada Isabelle Beisiegel 8,400

Source:[7][8]

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2019.

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
ANA Inspiration T58 T66 T38 T8 T24 69 T20
U.S. Women's Open CUT 51 CUT T25 T42 CUT T41 CUT T57
Women's PGA Championship T72 CUT T62 CUT T16 T34 T57 T51
Women's British Open T50 CUT CUT T48 T40 2 T33
Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
ANA Inspiration CUT CUT T46 CUT T17
U.S. Women's Open CUT T49 CUT T48 CUT T34
Women's PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT T46 T59 CUT CUT
The Evian Championship ^ T15 T36 T3 T10 T30
Women's British Open T22 T63 CUT CUT

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 1 4 12 9
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 15 8
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 15 8
The Evian Championship 0 0 1 1 2 3 5 5
Women's British Open 0 1 0 1 1 2 11 7
Totals 0 1 1 2 4 11 58 37
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (2009 British Open – 2011 LPGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2003 4 3 0 0 0 0 T22 13,767 n/a 73.91
2004 18 13 0 0 0 2 6 156,760 69 71.86 42
2005 24 14 0 1 0 2 2 201,676 55 73.90 104
2006 22 5 0 0 0 0 T34 20,359 146 75.08 152
2007 24 15 0 0 0 2 T9 187,008 60 72.90 48
2008 30 22 1 1 0 8 1 1,045,619 13 71.51 17
2009 25 20 0 1 0 3 2 461,820 27 71.67 27
2010 18 15 1 1 0 4 1 793,412 12 71.40 20
2011 18 13 0 0 0 1 T6 137,884 60 73.23 74
2012 26 21 0 1 0 3 2 376,192 37 72.44 53
2013 26 17 0 0 0 1 T8 223,138 56 72.35 59
2014 26 21 0 0 0 2 T4 265,743 60 72.09 61
2015 21 9 0 0 0 0 T16 55,312 108 73.08 111
2016 17 9 0 0 0 0 T21 70,621 110 72.27 78
2017 24 17 1 0 1 3 1 678,831 29 71.56 63
2018 27 20 0 0 0 2 4 310,212 64 71.63 61
2019 27 18 0 0 0 1 T5 350,857 57 71.13 41
  • official through 2019 season[9]

Futures Tour summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2003 10 9 2 4 1 27,614 9 71.64 5
  • joined in late May at mid-season

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "LPGA 2013 Player Guide". LPGA. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Katherine Kirk – Bio". LPGA. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Marriage makes for happy Hull". Sunshine Coast Daily. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Katherine Hull wins Canadian Women's Open". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 17 August 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Katherine Kirk – Stats". LPGA. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Order of Merit – ALPG – 2008/2009". Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  7. ^ Sharpe, Barry (2 June 2003). "Canadians on Tour". BC Golf News. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  8. ^ "News Release" (PDF). Futures Golf Tour. 9 June 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Katherine Kirk stats". LPGA. Retrieved 27 November 2019.

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