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Hong Jin-joo

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Hong Jin-joo or Jin-Joo Hong (Korean: 홍진주, born 28 February 1983) is a South Korean professional golfer who has played on the LPGA Tour.

Hong Jin-joo
2009 Women's British Open - Jin Joo Hong (3).jpg
Hong at the 2009 Women's British Open
Personal information
Born (1983-02-28) 28 February 1983 (age 35)
Seoul, South Korea
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Nationality South Korea
ResidenceHelendale, California, U.S.
Career
CollegeHan-Nam University
Turned professional2003
Current tour(s)LPGA of Korea Tour
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour1
LPGA of Korea Tour2
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration72nd: 2007
Women's PGA C'shipT58: 2008
U.S. Women's OpenCUT: 2007
Women's British OpenT48: 2008
Hong Jin-joo
Hangul
홍진주
Hanja
洪珍珠
Revised RomanizationHong Jinju
McCune–ReischauerHong Chinju

Born in Seoul, Hong began to play golf when she was 11 years old. After playing on the LPGA of Korea Tour (KLPGA Tour) from 2004 to 2006, she won the 2006 KOLON-Hana Bank Championship, an event co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour, to earn exempt status on the LPGA the following year.[1] Hong decided to join the LPGA Tour for the 2007 season, moving from South Korea to the United States.[2] After earning about $162,000 during 2007, she made approximately $339,000 the next season.[2] In her three years on the LPGA Tour, Hong recorded two top-10 finishes; a fourth-place finish in the 2008 Evian Masters was her highest finish after becoming fully exempt on the circuit.[3]

In addition to her KOLON-Hana Bank Championship title, Hong earned a win on the KLPGA Tour in the 2006 season. In 2009, she went back to the KLPGA Tour, and four years later she played on the LPGA of Japan Tour. Hong gave birth to a son in 2014, and a subsequent shoulder injury hampered her when she attempted to resume her golfing career. In 2016, Hong won the KLPGA Tour's Fantom Classic in a playoff for her first professional victory since 2006.[4]

Contents

Professional wins (3)Edit

LPGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 29 Oct 2006 KOLON-Hana Bank Championship −11 (68-67-70=205) 3 strokes   Jeong Jang

KLPGA Tour wins (2)Edit

  • 2006 (1) SK EnClean-Solux Invitational
  • 2016 (1) Fantom Classic

Results in LPGA majorsEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009
Kraft Nabisco Championship 72 CUT CUT
LPGA Championship CUT T58 CUT
U.S. Women's Open CUT DNP WD
Women's British Open T58 T48 WD

DNP = did not play
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied
CUT = missed the half-way cut

Sources:[3][5]

LPGA Tour career summaryEdit

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nds 3rds Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings ($) Money
list rank
Scoring
average
2006 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 217,748 n/a 70.43
2007 21 14 0 0 0 1 T6 162,524 67 73.85
2008 22 17 0 0 0 1 4 339,534 53 72.37
2009 17 12 0 0 0 0 T30 69,412 103 73.21
  • Official as of 23 May 2010.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Player Biography: Jin Joo Hong". United States Golf Association. Retrieved 22 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b Ramstad, Evan (21 March 2009). "A Korean Star's Pain and Progress". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 7 January 2018. (Subscription required (help)).
  3. ^ a b c "Jin Joo Hong" (PDF). LPGA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  4. ^ Min, Hak-soo (7 November 2016). "Golfer Hong Jin-joo Wins 1st Title in a Decade". The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  5. ^ "2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship". Golfweek. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2010.

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