Waves Win on LPGA Tour on Consecutive Weekends

Katherine (Hull) Kirk & Danielle Kang
July 9, 2017

MALIBU, California – Pepperdine alums have won back-to-back championships on the LPGA Tour, with Danielle Kang and Katherine (Hull) Kirk picking up victories on consecutive weekends.

Today, Kirk won the inaugural Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic with a score of 22-under. Her birdie on 18 was the difference as she won by one stroke. It was her third career victory on the LPGA Tour and her first since 2010.

Last weekend, Kang picked up her first professional victory, and she did it in a major as she won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Her score of 13-under gave her a one-stroke victory.

“Katherine is a great competitor who knows how to win,” Pepperdine Coach Laurie Gibbs said. “Her hard work was rewarded today and I am very proud of her. Danielle enjoys playing golf under pressure and when she has a chance to win, she does! This will be the first of many tour wins for her.”

Kirk played at Pepperdine from 2000-03 and is in her 14th year on the LPGA Tour. She was the 2003 National Player of the Year and the Dinah Shore Award winner, and she was a three-time All-American. Kang played two seasons at Pepperdine (2010-11) and was an All-American both seasons. She also won the U.S. Amateur in both 2010 and 2011.

The duo will both be in action at the U.S. Women’s Open in Bedminster, N.J., this week (July 13-16).



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