Hull-Kirk at the 2010 Women's British Open
26 February 1982 |
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Residence||Wichita, Kansas, U.S.|
|Spouse||Tom Kirk (m. 2012)|
|College||Pepperdine University (graduated 2003)|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2004)
|Former tour(s)||Futures Tour (2003)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||1|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||T8: 2009|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T16: 2009|
|U.S. Women's Open||T25: 2007|
|Women's British Open||2nd: 2010|
|Evian Championship||T3: 2017|
|Achievements and awards|
|Dinah Shore Award||2003|
Katherine Kirk (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 and also under the name Katherine Hull-Kirk.
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.
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
Hull's breakout year as a professional was 2008. She earned her first win on the LPGA Tour at the Canadian Women's Open and went on to record eight top-10 finishes during the season, including seven top 10s in her last ten events played. She finished 13th on the official LPGA money list.
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.
Professional wins (11)
LPGA Tour (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||17 Aug 2008||CN Canadian Women's Open||71-65-72-69=277||–11||1 stroke||Se Ri Pak|
|2||10 Oct 2010||Navistar LPGA Classic||68-67-67-67=269||–19||1 stroke||Brittany Lincicome|
|3||9 Jul 2017||Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic||68-63-65-70=266||–22||1 stroke||Ashleigh Buhai|
ALPG Tour (6)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||20 Feb 2005||Titanium Enterprises ALPG Players Championship||69-69-70=208||–8||3 strokes||Lynnette Brooky|
|2||20 Nov 2005||Eden Country Club Pro-Am||66||–6||1 stroke||Tamara Johns|
|3||25 Nov 2005||Sapphire Coast Ladies Classic||71-66=137||–9||5 strokes||Tamara Johns|
|4||8 Feb 2009||ANZ Ladies Masters*||69-67-68-68=272||–16||5 strokes||Tamie Durdin|
|5||14 Jan 2011||Moss Vale Golf Club Ladies Classic||65-66=131||–10||2 strokes||Stephanie Na|
|6||17 Jan 2011||Mount Broughton Classic||68-66=134||–10||3 strokes||Vicky Thomas|
* Co-sanctioned with Ladies European Tour
Futures Tour (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||1 Jun 2003||Aurora Health Care FUTURES Charity Golf Classic||71-70-69=210||–6||Playoff||Ju Kim||9,800|
|2||8 Jun 2003||Lima Memorial Hospital Foundation FUTURES Classic||66-66-73=205||–11||1 stroke||Isabelle Beisiegel||8,400|
Results in LPGA majors
Results not in chronological order before 2015.
|Women's PGA Championship||DNP||DNP||T72||CUT||T62||CUT||T16||T34||T57||T51|
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||51||CUT||DNP||T25||T42||CUT||T41||CUT||T57|
|Women's British Open||DNP||T50||CUT||DNP||CUT||T48||T40||2||DNP||T33|
|Women's PGA Championship||CUT||CUT||CUT||T46||T59|
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||T49||CUT||DNP||T48|
|Women's British Open||T22||DNP||DNP||DNP||T63|
|The Evian Championship ^||T15||T36||DNP||DNP||T3|
^ 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 top-10.
|Women's PGA Championship||0||0||0||0||0||1||13||8|
|U.S. Women's Open||0||0||0||0||0||1||13||7|
|Women's British Open||0||1||0||1||1||2||9||7|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||1||1||1||2||3||3|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (2009 British Open – 2011 LPGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times, current)
LPGA Tour career summary
- official through 2017 season
Futures Tour summary
- joined in late May at mid-season
- Espirito Santo Trophy (representing Australia): 2002 (winners)
- Lexus Cup (representing International team): 2008 (winners)
- International Crown (representing Australia): 2014
- The Queens (representing Australia): 2015, 2016
- "LPGA 2013 Player Guide". LPGA. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
- "Katherine Kirk – Bio". LPGA. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
- "Marriage makes for happy Hull". Sunshine Coast Daily. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
- "Katherine Hull wins Canadian Women's Open". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 17 August 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- "Katherine Kirk – Stats". LPGA. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
- "Order of Merit – ALPG – 2008/2009". Retrieved 23 August 2015.
- Sharpe, Barry (2 June 2003). "Canadians on Tour". BC Golf News. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
- "News Release" (PDF). Futures Golf Tour. 9 June 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
- "Katherine Kirk stats". LPGA. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
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