Who's who: In Gee Chun

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  • Photo of In Gee Chun
  • Photo of In Gee Chun
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  • Photo of In Gee Chun

Who's who: In Gee Chun

  • Name:

    In Gee Chun
  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Born:

    Aug 10, 1994 in South Korea.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2012

Roll of Honour

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).

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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.

Top tournaments won by In Gee Chun

2018
Asia
Sky 72 GC
272 (-16)
US$300,000
HanaBank

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Chun, In Gee

Venue

Sky 72 GC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

US$300,000

Title sponsor

HanaBank

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].

2016
Majors
263 (-21)
$487,500
Evian

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Chun, In Gee

Score

263 (-21)

Prize money

$487,500

Title sponsor

Evian

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].

2016
Awards
69.583
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Chun, In Gee

Venue

Score

69.583

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

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.

2016
Awards
1,358 pts
$1,501,102
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Chun, In Gee

Venue

Score

1,358 pts

Prize money

$1,501,102

Title sponsor

Rolex

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.

2015
Majors
Lancaster CC
272 (-8)
$810,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Chun, In Gee

Venue

Lancaster CC

Score

272 (-8)

Prize money

$810,000

Title sponsor

USGA

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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