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Danielle Kang
American professional golfer

Danielle Kang

Danielle Kang
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Intro American professional golfer
Is Athlete Golfer
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 20 October 1992, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, U.S.A.
Age 29 years
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Biography

Danielle Kang (born October 20, 1992) is an American professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour. As an amateur, she won the U.S. Women's Amateur twice, in 2010 and 2011.

College and amateur career

Born in San Francisco, Kang grew up in southern California, and qualified for the U.S. Women's Open as a 14-year-old in 2007. She began high school at Oak Park High School and later transferred to Westlake High School early to begin college at Pepperdine University in Malibu in the spring of 2010.

She played on the Pepperdine golf team through the regular season in the spring of 2011. She was ruled academically ineligible to compete in the 2011 NCAA post-season and stated that she was not disappointed because "Pepperdine is in the past for me. I'm focusing on the future. Turning pro after the U.S. Women's Amateur."

Kang won the U.S. Women's Amateur in 2010 and competed in all four majors as an amateur in 2011. She made the cut in three of the majors, including the LPGA Championship, where she was the only non-professional in the field. Kang was the low amateur at the Women's British Open, finishing in a tie for 49th place. She repeated her win at the U.S. Women's Amateur in 2011 in August to become the first player in 15 years to win consecutive titles.

Professional career

Kang played her first tournament as a professional at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, in September 2011. She entered on a sponsor's exemption and missed the cut. Kang entered the 2011 LPGA Qualifying School. She survived Stage II, shooting +5 (73-74-71-75=293), just above the cut line to qualify for the final stage. She finished the final stage, Stage III, of Q-School tied for 39th. This gave her conditional status (Priority List Category 20) on the LPGA Tour for 2012 She also retained membership on the Futures Tour, now known as the Symetra Tour.

She played 19 events on the LPGA Tour in 2012, making 13 cuts and finishing the season with $239,184 in earnings, putting her 52nd on the official LPGA season-ending money list. This qualified Kang for full status on the LPGA Tour in 2013.

Personal

Kang was born in San Francisco, California, to K.S. Kang and Grace Lee. Her brother Alex played golf for San Diego State.

Results in LPGA majors

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
ANA Inspiration DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP CUT T61 T26 T26 T47
Women's PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T50 CUT T22 T25 CUT T46
U.S. Women's Open CUT DNP DNP 64 T68 T14 CUT T59 T47 T17
Women's British Open DNP DNP DNP DNP T49 CUT T42 CUT T56 CUT
The Evian Championship ^ T31 CUT T59 T30

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
CUT = missed the half-way cut.
DNP = did not play
T = tied

Summary

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 4
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 6
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 4 30 20
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2015 U.S. Open – 2016 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

LPGA Tour career summary

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made*
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2007 1 0 0 0 0 0 MC n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 1 0 0 0 0 0 MC n/a n/a n/a n/a
2011 5 3 0 0 0 0 T49 0 n/a n/a n/a
2012 19 13 0 0 1 1 T3 239,184 52 72.39 50
2013 24 17 0 0 0 1 T5 221,649 57 72.18 54
2014 27 21 0 0 0 2 T5 316,239 55 72.46 82
2015 26 23 0 0 0 1 T5 292,579 62 71.72 44
2016 27 23 0 0 0 3 T4 505,199 36 71.12 31
  • official as of 2016 season

* Includes matchplay and other events without a cut.

Team appearances

Amateur

  • Espirito Santo Trophy (representing the United States): 2010
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