Yim Sung-ah

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Yim Sung-Ah
Personal information
Born (1984-03-20) 20 March 1984 (age 33)
Seoul, South Korea
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Nationality  South Korea
College Yonsei University
Turned professional 2002
Current tour(s) LPGA of Korea Tour
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (2005-09)
Futures Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T56: 2006
Women's PGA C'ship T9: 2006
U.S. Women's Open T50: 2007
Women's British Open T64: 2005

Yim Sung-ah (Hangul임성아; Hanja任晟娥; born 20 March 1984) is a South Korean professional golfer.

Pre-LPGA Tour days[edit]

Yim was born in Seoul. She attended Yonsei University and turned professional in November 2002 while still a student. She was a member of the Korean team that won a gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games.

Yim played on the LPGA of Korea Tour in 2003. Like many other South Korean women golfers, she soon began to play primarily in the United States, joining the second tier Futures Tour in 2004.

LPGA Tour career and beyond[edit]

In 2005 Yim began playing on the LPGA Tour. In April 2006 she won the Florida's Natural Charity Championship. Paired with Annika Sörenstam for the final round, Yim kept pace with the #1 ranked woman golfer in the world. On the 71st hole with both golfers tied for the lead, Sorenstam hit her tee shot out of bounds resulting in a double bogey. Yim went on to win the tournament by two shots.[1]

Yim only had limited LPGA Tour success after her one win. In 2010, she returned to South Korea to play the LPGA of Korea Tour.

LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 23 Apr 2006 Florida's Natural Charity Championship −16 (68-64-68-72=272) 2 strokes United States Cristie Kerr
Sweden Annika Sörenstam
Australia Karrie Webb

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP T56 CUT 71 CUT
LPGA Championship DNP T54 T9 CUT CUT
U.S. Women's Open DNP T64 T50 DNP DNP
Women's British Open T64 DNP CUT DNP DNP

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


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