Chella Choi

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Chella Choi
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Personal information
Full name Woon-jung Choi
Born (1990-08-25) 25 August 1990 (age 27)
Daegu, South Korea
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality  South Korea
Residence Jacksonville, Florida
Career
Turned professional 2008
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (2009–)
Former tour(s) Futures Tour (2008)
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T16: 2014
Women's PGA C'ship 3rd: 2017
U.S. Women's Open T13: 2011
Women's British Open T10: 2012
Evian Championship T6: 2013
Achievements and awards
William and Mousie
Powell Award
2014
Chella Choi
Hangul 최운정
Revised Romanization Choe Un jeong
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oe Un jŏng

Woon-jung "Chella" Choi (born 25 August 1990)[1] is a South Korean professional golfer.

Choi played on the Duramed Futures Tour in 2008 with a best finish of T-2 at the Bright House Networks Open. She earned her 2009 LPGA Tour card at LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, having to earn her card through a playoff.

Her first professional victory came on 19 July 2015, at the LPGA Tour's Marathon Classic, where she defeated Jang Ha-na in a playoff. The win happened after seven years and 157 LPGA Tour events. For the first eight years of Choi's professional career, her father was her caddie and vowed to remain until she won.

Professional wins (1)[edit]

LPGA Tour (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 19 Jul 2015 Marathon Classic 73-66-65-66=270 −14 Playoff South Korea Jang Ha-na

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2012 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic United States Brittany Lang
South Korea Inbee Park
South Korea Hee Kyung Seo
Lang won with birdie on third extra hole
Park eliminated with birdie on second hole
Choi eliminated with birdie on first hole
2 2015 Marathon Classic South Korea Jang Ha-na Won with par on first extra hole

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2018.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012
ANA Inspiration DNP DNP CUT T49
U.S. Women's Open DNP 61 T13 CUT
Women's PGA Championship T53 T47 CUT T36
Women's British Open DNP CUT T54 T10
Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ANA Inspiration T32 T16 CUT T45 T47 T40
U.S. Women's Open T25 T15 T20 T32 CUT T41
Women's PGA Championship T5 T22 T26 T8 3 T57
Women's British Open CUT T38 T50 T40 T30
The Evian Championship ^ T6 CUT T25 T39 T48

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 6
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 7
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 1 2 3 4 10 9
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 6
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 4
Totals 0 0 1 2 5 12 40 32
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (2015 Women's PGA – 2017 Women's PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2013 Women's PGA – 2013 Evian)

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