In Gee Chun
Name:In Gee Chun
Born:Aug 10, 1994 in South Korea.
MAJORS (2): US Women's Open (2015); Evian Championship (2016). Multiple wins on the LPGA of Korea and LPGA of Japan tours. LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year (2016).
Having notched-up several professional wins in Korea and one in Japan, Chun put her name firmly on the international golfing map with her first two LPGA Tour wins. Both came in major championships. In 2015 she claimed the US Women's Open at Lancaster Country Club in Pennsylvania, and a year later the Evian Championship. In The Evian, Chun's 21-under-par 263 set a new all-time low scoring record in a major championship for either men or women.
Played as the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship (Oct 11-14; KLPGA/LPGA Tours event). Second-placed Charley Hull (Eng) finished 3 shots behind In Gee Chun (S Kor). [Ocean course, Sky 72 GC, Incheon, S Korea].
The Evian Championship (23rd) (Sept 15-18). Second-placed So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) and Sung-hyun Park (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Chun (S Kor), whose 21-under-par 263 set a new all-time low scoring record in a major championship. [Evian Resort GC, Evian-les-Bains, France].
Chun (S Kor) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Lydia Ko (NZ) was second with 69.596; Ariya Jutanugarn (Thai) was third with 69.870.
Chun (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour 2016 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Using a season-long points system (based on finishes in Tour events), Chun accumulated 1,358 pts; Megan Khang (USA) was second with 526 pts; Gaby Lopez (Mex) third with 516 pts. Chun finished eighth on the LPGA money list, with earnings of $1,501,102.
The US Women's Open (70th) (July 9-12). Second-placed Amy Yang (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Chun (S Kor), who recorded her first major championship title and LPGA Tour win. [Lancaster CC, Lancaster, PA].
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