Lee Jeong-eun (golfer, born 1996)

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Lee Jeong-eun
Personal information
Born (1996-05-28) 28 May 1996 (age 23)
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Nationality South Korea
Career
Turned professional2015
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour
LPGA of Korea Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour1
LPGA of Korea Tour6
Other1
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
ANA InspirationT6: 2019
Women's PGA C'shipT30: 2019
U.S. Women's OpenWon: 2019
Women's British OpenDNP
Evian ChampionshipT6: 2018
Achievements and awards
LPGA of Korea Tour
leading money winner
2017, 2018

Lee Jeong-eun (born 28 May 1996), also known as Jeongeun Lee6, is a South Korean professional golfer who currently plays on the LPGA Tour and the LPGA of Korea Tour. In 2019, she won her first major championship at the U.S. Women's Open.

LPGA of Korea Tour[edit]

Lee began playing on the LPGA of Korea Tour in 2016. When she joined the tour there were already five other players named Lee Jeong-eun so she started to be called "Lee Jeong Eun6."[1] She is a six-time champion on tour, winning four events in 2017 and two in 2018. She also led the money list both years.

LPGA Tour[edit]

Lee played her first LPGA Tour event in 2017, finishing in a tie for fifth place at the U.S. Women's Open. She made six starts in 2018, her best finish a tie for sixth at the Evian Championship.

In November 2018, Lee won the LPGA Q-Series and joined the tour full-time in 2019.[2] In June, she won the U.S. Women's Open by two strokes over Ryu So-yeon, Lexi Thompson and Angel Yin. It was her first victory on the LPGA Tour in addition to being her first major championship.[3]

Professional wins (8)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (0)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up Winner's
share ($)
1 2 Jun 2019 U.S. Women's Open −6 (70-69-69-70=278) 2 strokes South Korea Ryu So-yeon, United States Lexi Thompson, United States Angel Yin 1,000,000

LPGA of Korea Tour wins (6)[edit]

  • 2017 (4) Lotte Rent-a-Car Women's Open, MY Munyoung Queens Park Championship, High1 Resort Ladies Open, OK! Savings Bank Pak Se-ri Invitational
  • 2018 (2) Hanwha Classic, KB Financial Star Championship

Events in bold are KLPGA majors.

All Thailand Golf Tour wins (1)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
2019 U.S. Women's Open 2 shot deficit −6 (70-69-69-70=278) 2 strokes South Korea Ryu So-yeon, United States Lexi Thompson, United States Angel Yin

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2019.

Tournament 2017 2018 2019
ANA Inspiration T16 T6
U.S. Women's Open T5 T17 1
Women's PGA Championship CUT T30
Evian Championship T6
Women's British Open

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Birdies
(rank)
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2019 14 13 1 2 0 6 1 213
(11)
1,645,015 1 69.77 7
  • Official as of 20 July 2019[4]

World rank[edit]

Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

Year World
ranking
Source[5]
2015 904
2016 94
2017 23
2018 19
2019 5^ [6]

^ As of 22 July 2019

Team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levins, Keely (14 July 2017). "A new name—with a number—is on top of the U.S. Women's Open leader board". Golf Digest. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  2. ^ Yonhap (28 November 2018). "Top Korean tour star to join LPGA in 2019". Korea Herald. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  3. ^ Marksbury, Jessica (2 June 2019). "South Korea's Jeongeun Lee6 wins U.S. Women' Open with final-round 70". Golf.com. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Jeongeun Lee6 statistics and results". LPGA. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Jeongeun Lee6 – Form Table". Women's World Golf Rankings. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.

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