Chun In-gee

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Chun In-gee
In Gee Chun LPGA Kingsmill 2016.jpg
Chun in 2016
Personal information
Born (1994-08-10) 10 August 1994 (age 24)
Gunsan, South Korea
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Nationality South Korea
Career
CollegeKorea University
Turned professional2012
Current tour(s)LPGA of Korea Tour
LPGA Tour
Professional wins14
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour3
Ladies European Tour1
LPGA of Japan Tour2
LPGA of Korea Tour10
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 2)
ANA InspirationT2: 2016
Women's PGA C'shipT30: 2016
U.S. Women's OpenWon: 2015
Women's British OpenT8: 2016
Evian ChampionshipWon: 2016
Achievements and awards
LPGA of Korea Tour
leading money winner
2015
LPGA Vare Trophy2016
LPGA Rookie of the Year2016
Chun In-gee
Hangul
전인지
Revised RomanizationJeon Inji
McCune–ReischauerChŏn Inji

Chun In-gee (Korean: 전인지, born 10 August 1994), also known as In Gee Chun, is a South Korean professional golfer. She was born Gunsan in North Jeolla Province.

She won the 2015 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship.[1] She won the 2016 Evian Championship with a score of 21 under par, which is the lowest winning score in a major tournament for either men or women.[2]

In 2015, Chun became the first player in history to win majors on three different tours in the same calendar year. On the KLPGA Tour she won two majors, the Hite Jinro Championship and the KB Financial Star Championship, on the JLPGA she also won two majors, the World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup and the Japan Women's Open Golf Championship, and on the LPGA Tour she won one major the U.S. Women's Open. By virtue of winning the 2016 Evian Championship, she joined compatriot Se Ri Pak as the only two players in LPGA Tour history to win majors as their first two LPGA Tour titles. Chun represented Republic of Korea at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Professional wins (14)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (2)
Other LPGA Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 12 Jul 2015 U.S. Women's Open 68-70-68-66=272 −8 1 stroke South Korea Amy Yang
2 18 Sep 2016 The Evian Championship 63-66-65-69=263 −21 4 strokes South Korea Ryu So-yeon
South Korea Park Sung-hyun
3 14 Oct 2018 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship1 70-70-66-66=272 −16 3 strokes England Charley Hull

1 Co-sanctioned with KLPGA Tour

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2014 LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship South Korea Baek Kyu-jung
United States Brittany Lincicome
Baek won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2017 Manulife LPGA Classic Thailand Ariya Jutanugarn
United States Lexi Thompson
Jutanugarn won with birdie on first extra hole
3 2018 Kingsmill Championship Japan Nasa Hataoka
Thailand Ariya Jutanugarn
Jutanugarn won with birdie on second extra hole
Chun eliminated with birdie on first hole

LPGA of Korea Tour wins (10)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 23 Jun 2013 Kia Motors Korea Women's Open 68-69-70-68=275 −13 1 stroke South Korea Park So-yeon
2 15 Jun 2014 S-Oil Champions Invitational 67-67-70=204 −12 3 strokes South Korea Lee Ye-jeong
South Korea Lee Min-young
3 28 Sep 2014 KDB Daewoo Securities Classic 66-69-69=204 −12 Playoff South Korea Kim Ha-neul
4 16 Nov 2014 Chosun Ilbo-POSCO Championship 69-69-66=204 −12 1 stroke South Korea Heo Yoon-kyung
5 19 Apr 2015 Samchully Together Open 70-69=139 −5 1 stroke South Korea Ko Jin-young
6 24 May 2015 Doosan Match Play Championship 1 up South Korea Ji Han-sol
7 14 Jun 2015 S-Oil Champions Invitational 68-71-69=208 −8 1 stroke South Korea Kim Bo-kyung
South Korea Heo Yoon-kyung
8 26 Jul 2015 Hite Jinro Championship 69-66-73=208 −8 3 strokes South Korea Park Gyeol
South Korea Cho Yoon-ji
9 25 Oct 2015 KB Financial Star Championship 69-69-67-69=274 −10 1 stroke South Korea Inbee Park
South Korea Hae Rym Kim
10 14 Oct 2018 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship1 70-70-66-66=272 −16 3 strokes England Charley Hull

Events in bold are KLPGA majors.
1 Co-sanctioned with LPGA Tour

LPGA of Japan Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 10 May 2015 World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup 66-70-67-73=276 −12 4 strokes Japan Momoko Ueda
2 4 Oct 2015 Japan Women's Open Golf Championship 71-73-71-71=286 −2 Playoff Japan Erika Kikuchi
South Korea Lee Mi-hyang

Major championships[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up Winner's
share ($)
2015 U.S. Women's Open −8 (68-70-68-66=272) 1 stroke South Korea Amy Yang 810,000
2016 The Evian Championship −21 (63-66-65-69=263) 4 strokes South Korea Ryu So-yeon, South Korea Park Sung-hyun 487,500

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2018.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ANA Inspiration DNP T41 T2 T14 T30
U.S. Women's Open DNP 1 CUT T15 T41
Women's PGA Championship DNP DNP T30 T54 CUT
Women's British Open DNP T31 T8 T43 T28
The Evian Championship T65 CUT 1 T18 T16

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 1 0 1 1 2 4 4
U.S. Women's Open 1 0 0 1 1 2 4 3
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4
The Evian Championship 1 0 0 1 1 3 5 4
Totals 2 1 0 3 4 8 20 17
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 9 (2016 British Open – 2018 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top 10s – 2 (2016 British – 2016 Evian)

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "In Gee Chun comes from behind to win U.S. Women's Open". USA Today. Associated Press. 12 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Chun wins Evian Championship with major record round". USA Today. Associated Press. 18 September 2016.

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