Who's who: Mi Hyun Kim

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Who's who: Mi Hyun Kim

  • Name:

    Mi Hyun Kim
  • Also known as:

    Kimmie
  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Born:

    Jan 13, 1977 in Incheon, South Korea.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer and golf instructor.
  • Turned Pro:

    1999

Roll of Honour

Total professional wins (21), including LPGA of Korea wins (13) and LPGA Tour wins (8). LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year (1999).

Did you know?

Former LPGA Tour player, who played her last season on the Tour in 2011.

Top tournaments won by Mi Hyun Kim

2007
America
Cedar Ridge
210 (-3)
$210,000
SemGroup

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kim, Mi Hyun

Venue

Cedar Ridge

Score

210 (-3)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

SemGroup

Played as the SemGroup Championship presented by John Q Hammons (May 4-6; formerly John Q. Hammonds Classic). Kim (S Kor) beat Juli Inkster (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record the last of her eight LPGA Tour wins. [Cedar Ridge CC, Broken Arrow, nr Tulsa, OK].

2006
America
276 (-12)
$375,000
Ginn Resorts

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kim, Mi Hyun

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$375,000

Title sponsor

Ginn Resorts

Played as the inaugural Ginn Clubs & Resorts Open (April 27-30). Second-placed Lorena Ochoa (Mex) and Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Kim (S Korea). [Reunion Resort, nr Orlando, Florida; front-nine of Palmer course combined with back-nine of Watson course].

2006
America
Highland Meadows
266 (-18)
$180,000
Owens Corning

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kim, Mi Hyun

Venue

Highland Meadows

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Owens Corning

Played as the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic presented by Kroger (July 13-16). Mi Hyun Kim (S Kor) beat Natalie Gulbis (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].

2002
America
Squaw Creek, OH
202 (-14)
$150,000
Giant Eagle

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kim, Mi Hyun

Venue

Squaw Creek, OH

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Giant Eagle

Played as the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic (July 19-21). Second-placed Kelly Robbins (USA) finished 1 shot behind Kim (S Kor). [Squaw Creek CC, Vienna, Ohio].

2002
America
Tartan Fields GC
208 (-8)
$150,000
Wendy's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kim, Mi Hyun

Venue

Tartan Fields GC

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Wendy's

Played as Wendy's Championship for Children (Aug 2-4). Second-placed Hee-Won Han (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Kim (S Kor), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Tartan Fields GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, Ohio].

2000
America
215 (-1)
$120,000
Safeway

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kim, Mi Hyun

Score

215 (-1)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

Safeway

Played as the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship (Sept 22-24). Mi Hyun Kim (S Kor) beat Jeong Jang (S Kor) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].

1999
Awards
x
$584,246
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Kim, Mi Hyun

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

$584,246

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Kim (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour 1999 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Award based on a points accumulation for finishes in Tour events. Kim finished eighth on the LPGA money list, with earnings of $584,246.

1999
America
Rail GC
204 (-12)
$116,250
State Farm

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kim, Mi Hyun

Venue

Rail GC

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$116,250

Title sponsor

State Farm

Played as the State Farm Rail Classic (Sept 4-6). Second-placed Janice Moodie (Scot) and defending champion Pearl Sinn (S Kor/USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Kim (S Kor). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].

1999
America
Berkleigh GC
280 (-8)
$108,750
First Union

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kim, Mi Hyun

Venue

Berkleigh GC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$108,750

Title sponsor

First Union

Played as the First Union Betsy King Classic (Oct 7-10). Second-placed Jenny Lidback (USA), Helen Dobson (Eng) and Beth Daniel (USA) finished 1 shot behind Kim (S Kor). [Berkleigh GC, Kutztown, Pennsylvania; at the time Berkleigh CC].

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