Updated: January, 2017

MIN SEO KWAK

The Facts

Birthday: September 10, 1990
Rookie Year on LPGA: 2012
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Best LPGA Finish: T-4th (2016 ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open)
Best LPGA Major Finish: 71st (2016 Evian Championship)
Best Score: 65 (2015 Meijer LPGA Classic)
Best Scoring Average: 72.2 (2013)
Best Season Money Total: $165,982 (2015)
Best Season Money List Position:
76th (2015)
Most Top Tens/Season: 2 (2016)
Rookie of the Year Finish: 20th
Height: 5' 6"
2017 LPGA Status: Category 11
Sponsors: JDX
Hobbies: Unknown
How's her English?: Unknown
Road to the LPGA: Earned category 16 status in 2012 by finishing 20th at 2011 LPGA Q-School

Capsule Bio

Min Seo Kwak was born in Seoul, South Korea. She won the 2006 Seoul City Tournament and 2007 Kyoung in Daily News Tournament. She turned pro in 2008 and joined the Futures Tour the following year.

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Kwak had 1 top ten in each of her three seasons on the Futures Tour, with her best finish being a tie for third in 2011. She entered 2011 LPGA Qualifying School and finished tied for 20th to earn limited status on the LPGA for 2012.

Kwak only made one cut in seven LPGA events played in 2012. She also played on the Symetra Tour, but only finished 113th on that tour's money list. Fortunately, she finished tied for 32nd at Q-School in December to earn Category 17 status for 2013.

Kwak only made one cut in 2013, however, and barely made more money that season than she had in 2012. She did not regain a card at Q-School and played on the Symetra tour in 2014. Fortunately, she did quite well on that tour, finishing second on the money list thanks to 7 top tens and 2 wins. She thus earned back a full tour card on the LPGA for 2015.

Min Seo had by far her best season on tour in 2015. Although she still missed more cuts than she made, she had two of her best ever finishes on the LPGA. At the Swinging Skirts in April, she managed a solo 4th place despite shooting a final round 74. At the Meijer Classic, she produced her best ever score, a 65, en route to a tie for 13th. Thus, she made $165K for the year, roughly 20 times her next best season, and finished 76th on the money list. For the first time, she earned a category 1 status on tour!

Kwak started out her 2016 season well by notching two top tens in her first three starts: a tie for 8th at the Pure Silk Bahamas, and a tie for 4th, her best yet finish, at the Australian Women's Open. After that, however, she missed the cut at most of the rest of the events she played. She wound up earning $117,459, which put her 92nd on the money list. Her status slipped to category 11 for 2017.

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