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Hee-Kyung Seo

Hee-Kyung Seo
서희경
— Golfer —
Seo at the 2010 Women's British Open
Personal information
Full name Hee-Kyung Seo
Nickname Supermodel of the Fairways
Born (1986-07-08) 8 July 1986 (age 28)
South Korea
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  South Korea
Residence Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Career
Turned professional 2006
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2011)
LPGA of Korea (joined 2006)
Professional wins 12
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
LPGA of Korea Tour 11
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship T4: 2012
LPGA Championship T34: 2011
U.S. Women's Open 2nd: 2011
Women's British Open T5: 2010
The Evian Championship T64: 2013
Achievements and awards
LPGA Tour
Rookie of the Year
2011

Hee-Kyung Seo (Korean: 서희경, born 8 July 1986), also known as Seo Hee-kyung, is a South Korean female professional golfer playing on the LPGA Tour and on LPGA of Korea Tour. She won the LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year award in 2011.

After winning three LPGA of Korea Tour major championships in 2009, Seo notched her first LPGA Tour triumph at the 2010 Kia Classic where she finished six shots ahead of Inbee Park.[1]

Seo had a close call in the 2011 U.S. Women's Open when she led by two shots with two holes to play, but she missed a 4 footer for par on the 71st hole, while So Yeon Ryu birdied the 72nd hole, resulting in a playoff, which Ryu went on to win.

Seo also came close at the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship, where she led by three strokes at one point, but bogeys on the last four holes would result in her finishing two strokes back of winner Sun Young Yoo.

Professional wins

LPGA Tour (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 28 Mar 2010 Kia Classic –12 (70-67-69-70=276) 6 strokes South Korea Inbee Park

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2011 U.S. Women's Open South Korea So Yeon Ryu Lost 3-hole playoff (Ryu:–2, Seo:+1)
2 2012 Women's Australian Open Paraguay Julieta Granada, United States Jessica Korda, United States Stacy Lewis,
United States Brittany Lincicome, South Korea So Yeon Ryu
Korda won with birdie on second extra hole
3 2012 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic South Korea Chella Choi
United States Brittany Lang
South Korea Inbee Park
Lang won with birdie on third extra hole
Park eliminated with birdie on second hole
Choi eliminated with birdie on first hole
4 2013 LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship South Korea Amy Yang Lost to birdie on first extra hole

KLPGA Tour (11)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 30 Aug 2008 High1 Cup SBS Charity Ladies Open –8 (68-68-72=208) 2 strokes South Korea Inbee Park
2 7 Sep 2008 KB Star Tour 3rd Tournament at Cheongwon –7 (68-69-72=207) 1 stroke South Korea Ha-Neul Kim
South Korea Hye-Youn Kim
3 13 Sep 2008 Binhai Open –9 (70-66-71=207) 5 strokes China Taoli Yang
England Danielle Montgomery
4 12 Oct 2008 Gabia-Interburgo Masters –11 (70-69-69=208) 3 strokes South Korea Ha-Neul Kim
South Korea He-Yong Choi
South Korea Hyun-Ji Kim
5 16 Nov 2008 Saint Four Ladies Masters in Jeju –14 (69-67-66=202) 2 strokes South Korea Sun Ju Ahn
6 23 Nov 2008 ADT CAPS Championship –2 (78-72-64=214) 3 strokes South Korea Ae-Ree Pyun
South Korea Hye-Jung Kim
7 17 Apr 2009 MBC Tour Lotte Mart Ladies Open –6 (71-72-67=210) 1 stroke South Korea Sun Ju Ahn,
South Korea Ilhee Lee
8 3 May 2009 Taeyoung Cup Korea Women's Open –9 (70-71-66=207) 1 stroke South Korea Bo Kyung Kim
9 18 Oct 2009 Hite Cup Championship –9 (72-71-68-68=279) 5 strokes South Korea Na Yeon Choi
10 25 Oct 2009 KB Star Tour Grand Final at Incheon –16 (69-66-68-69=272) 1 stroke South Korea Hana Jang (amateur)
11 22 Nov 2009 ADT CAPS Championship –6 (73-71-66=210) 3 strokes South Korea Jeong-Eun Lee

Tournaments in bold denotes major championships on KLPGA Tour.

LPGA Tour career summary

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings ($) Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2006 1 1 0 0 0 0 16 17,680 n/a 72.00 n/a
2008 1 1 0 0 0 0 17 19,920 n/a 72.00 n/a
2009 5 4 0 0 0 0 15 73,659 n/a 73.31 n/a
2010[2] 6 6 1 0 0 2 1 369,089 n/a 72.96 n/a
2011 21 18 0 1 0 3 2 619,429 21 71.78 21
2012 25 21 0 2 0 8 T2 600,403 22 71.57 25
  • Seo was not a member of the LPGA Tour prior to 2011. Earnings and records for those years are not official.
  • official as of the 2012 season[3]

Results in LPGA majors

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP T21 T33 T4 T13
LPGA Championship DNP DNP T34 CUT CUT
U.S. Women's Open T48 T62 2 T18 T25
Women's British Open DNP T5 T22 T26 T25
The Evian Championship ^ T64

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

Summary

  • Starts – 17
  • Wins – 0
  • 2nd place finishes – 1
  • 3rd place finishes – 0
  • Top 3 finishes – 1
  • Top 5 finishes – 3
  • Top 10 finishes – 3
  • Top 25 finishes – 9
  • Missed cuts – 2
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 9
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

References

External links

  • Biography on seoulsisters.com
  • Hee-Kyung Seo bio and pictures
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