My first experience with golf was when I was 9 years old and I participated in a beginners course for children at Virpiniemi Golf Club in Oulu. Twelve years later I made Finnish golfing history, when I played in the legendary Augusta National Golf Club as the first Finnish female golfer with the best 72 amateur golfers in the world.
On my journey from Virpiniemi to Augusta, I have won multiple Finnish Championships. In my college career I have claimed 12 victories. I was selected as the NCAA D2 Player of the Year in 2020. I have been named All-American in all my 4 years of college. Now my journey continues as a professional golfer.
– Kiira Riihijärvi
2021 - SSC Women's Championship, 2nd place
2021 - Barry University Invitational, 1st place
2020 - Finnish Amateur Championship, 1st place
2019 - Finnish Amateur Championship, 1st place
2019 - The Womens Amateur Championship, 1st place
As a player I am intelligent, calm and confident. I have been described as the winner type. As an athlete I am determined, committed, persistent but easygoing. As a business partner I am responsible, loyal and most importantly genuine.