Lee Jeong-eun (golfer, born 1996)
|Born||28 May 1996|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (165 cm)|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour|
LPGA of Korea Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|LPGA of Korea Tour||6|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||T6: 2019|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T30: 2019|
|U.S. Women's Open||Won: 2019|
|Women's British Open||T9: 2019|
|Evian Championship||T6: 2018|
|Achievements and awards|
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, and was named the 2019 LPGA Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year.
LPGA of Korea Tour
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." 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.
In November 2018, Lee won the LPGA Q-Series and joined the tour full-time in 2019. In June 2019, 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.
Professional wins (8)
LPGA Tour wins (1)
|Major championships (1)|
|Other LPGA Tour (0)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||2 Jun 2019||U.S. Women's Open||−6 (70-69-69-70=278)||2 strokes||Ryu So-yeon, Lexi Thompson, Angel Yin||1,000,000|
LPGA of Korea Tour wins (6)
- 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)
|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||Ryu So-yeon, Lexi Thompson, Angel Yin|
Results not in chronological order before 2019.
|U.S. Women's Open||T5||T17||1|
|Women's PGA Championship||CUT||T30|
|Women's British Open||T9|
|U.S. Women's Open||1||0||0||2||2||3||3||3|
|Women's PGA Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||1|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||1||1||2||1|
|Women's British Open||0||0||0||0||1||1||1||1|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (twice)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (2018 Evian – 2019 U.S. Women's Open)
LPGA Tour career summary
^ Official as of 14 September 2020
Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.
^ As of 12 October 2020
- The Queens (representing KLPGA): 2017 (winners)
- 2019 LPGA Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year
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- 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.
- Yonhap (28 November 2018). "Top Korean tour star to join LPGA in 2019". Korea Herald. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
- 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.
- "Jeongeun Lee6 statistics and results". LPGA. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2015.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 26 December 2016.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 25 December 2017.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 31 December 2018.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 30 December 2019.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 12 October 2020. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
- "Jeongeun Lee6 – Season tracking". Women's World Golf Rankings. Retrieved 12 October 2020.