Pair of Washington Husky golfers reach LPGA Tour for 2015 season

Updated: December 30, 2014

It was a big day in the history of the Washington women’s golf program as senior SooBin Kim and freshman Jing Yan announced their intentions to turn pro. Kim placed 11th at the final stage of LPGA qualifying to earn full status on the tour. Yan rallied to place 34th and earn partial status on the LPGA Tour.

Kim completes one of the great careers in program history as a four-time medalist, tied for the most at UW. She is also the all-time leader in scoring average and was the No. 1 ranked collegiate player after the fall season.

Kim finished with a round of 3-over 75 on Sunday to place tied for 11th. She was 5-under for the week, safely inside the top-20 that earns full LPGA status. She announced her intention to turn pro immediately after the tournament.

Yan rallied from a tie for 58th to finish 34th after a round of 2-under 70. She finished the week at 1-under and earns conditional status on the LPGA Tour next season. Yan also announced her intention to turn pro, ending a brief but successful Husky career. She won just her second collegiate tournament, the Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational earlier this fall.

The two departures give Washington four players on the LPGA Tour, joining Paige Mackenzie and Sadena Parks.