Kim Hyo-joo

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Kim Hyo-joo
김효주
Personal information
Born (1995-07-14) 14 July 1995 (age 23)
South Korea
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality South Korea
ResidenceSouth Korea
Career
CollegeKorea University
Turned professional2012
Current tour(s)LPGA of Korea Tour
LPGA Tour (joined 2015)
Professional wins15
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour3
Ladies European Tour1
LPGA of Japan Tour1
LPGA of Korea Tour10
Other1
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
ANA InspirationT11: 2015
Women's PGA C'shipT9: 2015
U.S. Women's Open2nd: 2018
Women's British OpenT7: 2017
Evian ChampionshipWon: 2014
Achievements and awards
LPGA of Korea Tour
leading money winner
2014
Kim Hyo-joo
Hangul
김효주
Hanja
金孝周
Revised RomanizationGim Hyoju
McCune–ReischauerKim Hyoju

Kim Hyo-joo (Hangul김효주; Hanja金孝周; Korean pronunciation: [kim.çod͡ʑu]; born 14 July 1995), also known as Hyo Joo Kim, is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the LPGA of Korea Tour. She won the 2014 Evian Championship while setting the record for lowest 18-hole score at a major with a 61 in the first round.[1] The 2014 Evian Championship was her first major appearance. She later accepted membership on the LPGA Tour for 2015.[2]

Professional wins (15)[edit]

LPGA of Korea Tour wins (10)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 15 Apr 2012 Lotte Mart Women's Open (as an amateur) 66-67-73-66=272 −16 9 strokes South Korea Moon Hyun-hee
2 16 Dec 2012 Hyundai China Ladies Open 68-68-69=205 −11 2 strokes South Korea Kim Hye-youn
3 22 Jun 2014 Kia Motors Korea Women's Open 71-71-69-74=285 -3 2 strokes South Korea Bae Seon-woo
4 6 Jul 2014 Kumho Tire Ladies Open 67-67-69=203 −13 7 strokes South Korea Ko Jin-young
5 3 Aug 2014 Hanwha Finance Classic 69-69-76-69=283 −5 6 strokes South Korea Lee Jung-min
6 12 Oct 2014 Hite Jinro Championship 69-73-69-73=284 −4 Playoff South Korea Lee Jung-min
7 26 Oct 2014 KB Financial Star Championship 69-71-67-69=276 −12 1 stroke South Korea Inbee Park
8 14 Dec 2014 Hyundai China Ladies Open 70-67-65=202 −14 2 strokes South Korea Chun In-gee
9 5 Jul 2015 Kumho Tire Ladies Open 68-66-72=206 −10 4 strokes China Shanshan Feng
10 18 Dec 2016 Hyundai China Ladies Open 74-69-67=210 −6 2 strokes South Korea Jang Ha-na
South Korea Lim Eun-bin

LPGA of Japan Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 10 Jun 2012 Suntory Ladies Open (as an amateur) 71-71-68-61=271 −17 4 strokes Japan Miki Saiki

LPGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (2)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
1 14 Sep 2014 The Evian Championship 61-72-72-68=273 −11 1 stroke Australia Karrie Webb 487,500
2 22 Mar 2015 JTBC Founders Cup 65-69-66-67=267 −21 3 strokes United States Stacy Lewis 225,000
3 31 Jan 2016 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic 70-70-68-66=274 −18 2 strokes South Korea Kim Sei-young
United States Stacy Lewis
Sweden Anna Nordqvist
210,000

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2018 U.S. Women's Open Thailand Ariya Jutanugarn Jutanugarn won with par on fourth playoff hole
two hole aggregate playoff:
Kim: 3-5=8 (E), 4-5, Jutanugarn: 4-4=8 (E), 4-4

Other wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 13 Sep 2012 Swinging Skirts TLPGA Open (LPGA of Taiwan) (as an amateur) 69-68-70=207 −9 5 strokes Taiwan Ssu-chia Cheng

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up Winner's
share ($)
2014 The Evian Championship −11 (61-72-72-68=273) 1 stroke Australia Karrie Webb 487,500

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2018.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ANA Inspiration DNP T11 T18 T40 CUT
U.S. Women's Open DNP CUT T38 CUT 2
Women's PGA Championship DNP T9 CUT CUT T15
Women's British Open DNP T13 CUT T7 T22
The Evian Championship 1 T20 T39 T14 T49

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 3
U.S. Women's Open 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 2
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 2
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 3
The Evian Championship 1 0 0 1 1 3 5 5
Totals 1 1 0 2 4 10 21 15
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (2018 U.S. Open – 2018 Evian, current)
  • Longest streak of top 10s – 1 (four times)

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teen Hyo-Joo Kim wins Evian title". ESPN. Associated Press. 14 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Alison Lee, Minjee Lee Medal; Woods Gets LPGA Tour Membership". LPGA. 7 December 2014.

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