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Name: - Jin Young Ko
Country: - South Korea
July 7, 1995 in South Korea's capital city of Seoul. : -
Original Home/Club: - Seoul, S Korea
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2013
Web Address: - http://www.seoulsisters.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): ANA Inspiration (2019). Multiple wins on the LPGA of Korea Tour and LPGA Tour.


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Turning professional in 2013 aged 18, over the period 2014-17 Ko became a ten-time winner on the LPGA of Korea Tour. She joined the LPGA Tour in 2018, notching up a win in the LPGA co-sanctioned Australian Women's Open, and then in 2019 on American soil in the Bank of Hope Founders Cup. Her first major championship win followed just two weeks later in the 2019 ANA Inspiration.


Top tournaments won by Jin Young Ko

2019Wmn MajorsANA InspirationMission Hills CC278 (-10)$450,000
The ANA Inspiration (48th) (April 4-7). Second-placed Mi Hyang Lee (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind first-time major championship winner Ko (S Kor), who recorded her second win in three weeks. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
2019Wmn AmericaLPGA Founders CupWildfire GC266 (-22)$225,000
Played as the Bank of Hope Founders Cup (March 21-24). Second-placed Carlota Ciganda (Esp), Yu Liu (China), Jessica Korda (USA) and her younger sister Nelly Korda (USA) finished 1 shot behind Ko (S Kor). [Composite of Palmer & Faldo courses, Wildfire GC, Phoenix, AZ].
2018Wmn Aus/NZAustralian Women's OpenKooyonga274 (-14)US$195,000
Played as the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open (Feb 15-18; ALPG/LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Hei-jin Choi (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Ko (S Kor), who became only the second ever player to win on her debut as a member of the LPGA Tour. Beverley Hanson first accomplished this feat in 1951. [Kooyonga GC, Lockleys, Adelaide, SA].
2018Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LPGA1,263 pts$1,159,005
Ko (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour 2018 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), Park accumulated 1,263 pts (earning $1,159,005 in the process). Georgia Hall (Eng) was second with 759 pts ($837,678); Yu Liu (China) was third with 608 pts ($464,347).
2017Wmn AsiaLPGA Hana Bank Ch'shipSky 72 GC269 (-19)US$300,000
Played as the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship (Oct 12-15; KLPGA/LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Park Sung-hyun (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Ko (S Kor; not an LPGA Tour member). [Ocean course, Sky 72 GC, Incheon, S Korea].

 

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