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Name: - Na Yeon Choi
Country: - South Korea
Born : - Oct 28, 1987 in Seoul, South Korea.
Original Home/Club: - Seoul, South Korea
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2004

Roll of Honour

Majors (1). Multiple wins on the LPGA and Korea LPGA Tours. LPGA Tr leading money winner (2010).


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At the age of 17, playing as an amateur, Choi won the Korean Tour's ADT CAPS Invitational beating Se Ri Pak by 4 shots. Choi turned professional shortly afterwards in in November 2004.


Top tournaments won by Na Yeon Choi

2015Wmn AmericaCoates Ch'shipGolden Ocala272 (-16)$225,000
Played as the inaugural Coates Golf Championship presented by R+L Carriers (Jan 28-31; LPGA Tr season opener). Second-placed Lydia Ko (NZ), Ha-na Jang (S Kor) and Jessica Korda (USA) finished 1 shot behind Choi (S Kor). [Golden Ocala G&EC, Ocala, nr Gainesville, FL].
2015Wmn AmericaNW Arkansas Ch'shipPinnacle CC198 (-15)$300,000
Played as the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G (June 26-28). Second-placed Mika Miyazato (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Choi (S Kor). [Pinnacle CC, Rogers, Arkansas].
2012Wmn AmericaTour Championship (LPGA Tr)TwinEagles274 (-14)$500,000
Played as the CME Group Titleholders (Nov 15-18; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Choi (S Kor). [Eagle course, The Club at TwinEagles, Naples, FL].
2012Wmn MajorsUS Women's OpenBlackwolf Run281 (-7)$585,000
The US Women's Open (67th) (July 5-8). Second-placed Amy Yang (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind Choi (S Kor), who claimed her first major championship title. [Original Championship course (composite of River & Meadow Valleys courses), Blackwolf Run, Kohler, Wis.].
2011Wmn AsiaLPGA MalaysiaTPC Kuala Lumpur269 (-15)US$285,000
Played as the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia (Oct 13-16; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Yani Tseng (Taiw) finished 1 shot behind Choi (S Kor), a reversal of the previous week's result, where Tseng won with Choi second. [East course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; known at the time as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].
2010Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA69.87n/a
Choi (S Kor) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Cristie Kerr (USA) was second with 69.95; Suzann Pettersen (Nor) was third with 70.09.
2010Wmn AsiaLPGA Hana Bank Ch'shipSky 72 GC206 (-10)US$270,000
Played as the LPGA Hana Bank Championship presented by SK Telecom (Oct 29-31; KLPGA/LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Vicky Hurst (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Choi (S Kor). [Ocean course, Sky 72 GC, Incheon, S Korea].
2010Wmn AmericaMarathon ClassicHighland Meadows270 (-14)$150,000
Played as the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic presented by Kroger (July 1-4). Wire-to-wire winner Choi (S Kor) beat In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor), Song-Hee Kim (S Kor) and Christina Kim (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].
2010Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$1,871,165see Score
Choi (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour 2010 Money List, with earnings of $1,871,165 on the Tour. Jiyai Shin (S Kor) was second with $1,783,127; Cristie Kerr (USA) was third with $1,601,551.
2009Wmn AsiaLPGA Hana Bank Ch'shipSky 72 GC206 (-10)US$255,000
Played as the Hana Bank KOLON Championship (Oct 30-Nov 1; KLPGA/LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Yani Tseng (Taiw) and Maria Hjorth (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Choi (S Kor), who recorded her first home-country win, and second LPGA Tour win. [Ocean course, Sky 72 GC, Incheon, S Korea].
2009Wmn AmericaSamsung World Ch'shipTorrey Pines272 (-16)$250,000
Played as the Samsung World Championship (Sept 17-20). Second-placed Ai Miyazato (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Choi (S Kor). [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].

 

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