UCLA Grad Hana Kim Earns LPGA Tour Card

Dec. 6, 2004

UCLA graduate and two-year letterwinner Hana Kim earned her LPGA Tour card Sunday after tying for 20th place at the LPGA Qualifying Tournament in Daytona Beach, FL.

Kim fired rounds of 72-68-76-69-75--360 (E) to become the first UCLA player to earn an LPGA tour card since Jenny Park-Choi in 2000. She will be exempt for all full-field official LPGA tournaments for one calendar year beginning on Jan. 1, 2005.

The former Brentwood School graduate advanced to the final stage of qualifying by tying for second place at the LPGA sectional qualifier in Venice, FL. She posted rounds of 70-69-76-77--292 (+4) at the Plantation Golf and Country Club during the first week in October.

Kim lettered two seasons (2003 and 2004), won one collegiate tournament and was a member of UCLA's NCAA championship team last year. In her collegiate career, she recorded nine Top 10 finishes, 15 Top 20s and nine rounds under par. She averaged 76.9 strokes in 105 collegiate rounds.

Kim began her collegiate career at Northwestern where she recorded a pair of Top 15 finishes at the Big 10 Championships in 2001 and 2002, and earned All-Big Academic honors as a sophomore.

At UCLA, Kim earned Second-Team All-Pac-10 honors in 2003 after tying for fifth place in the conference championships. She also was UCLA's top finisher at the 2003 NCAA Championships, tying for 11th place.

Last year, she won her final collegiate tournament, the Matador Spring Invitational, firing a 69 in the final round. Her season scoring average of 75.2 was a career best.

During the summer, Kim played eight Futures Tour events, and won $1,333 to finish 131st on the money list.


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