Lee Seon-hwa

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Lee Seon-hwa
2009 Women's British Open – Seon Hwa Lee (1).jpg
Lee before 2009 Women's British Open
Personal information
Born (1986-02-10) 10 February 1986 (age 33)
Cheonan, Korea
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality South Korea
ResidenceLake Mary, Florida, U.S.
Turned professional2000
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 2006)
KLPGA Tour (joined 2000)
Former tour(s)Futures Tour (joined 2004)
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour4
LPGA of Korea Tour3
Symetra Tour1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration5th: 2008
Women's PGA C'shipT10: 2008
U.S. Women's OpenT25: 2007
Women's British OpenT14: 2008
Evian ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
Futures Tour
Player of the Year
LPGA Rookie of the Year2006

Lee Seon-hwa (Korean 이선화) (born 10 February 1986) is a South Korean professional golfer now playing on the United States LPGA Tour.

Born in Cheonan, South Korea, Lee began playing golf at age 4 and turned professional at age 14, the youngest female to ever turn professional in Korea. She recorded three wins on the LPGA of Korea Tour between 2001 and 2006. She played on the Futures Tour in 2004 and 2005 before joining the LPGA Tour in 2006. She won her first LPGA tournament in June 2006 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

In 2006, Lee won the LPGA Rookie of the Year award. She clinched the award on 25 September 2006 after competing in 24 tournaments and finishing in the top 10 six times, including one win. She was the first rookie to win on Tour in 2006.[1]

In 2007, she notched her second LPGA Tour win at the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship, defeating Japanese star Ai Miyazato 2&1 in the final match, to take home the $500,000 first place check.

Professional wins (8)[edit]

LPGA Tour (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 4 Jun 2006 ShopRite LPGA Classic −16 (65-69-63=197) 3 strokes South Korea Jeong Jang
Sweden Annika Sörenstam
United States Sherri Steinhauer
2 22 Jul 2007 HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship 2 & 1 Japan Ai Miyazato
3 1 Jun 2008 Ginn Tribute −14 (68-70-69-67=274) Playoff Australia Karrie Webb
4 6 Jul 2008 P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship −15 (64-69-68=201) 1 stroke South Korea Meena Lee
United States Jane Park

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2006 Fields Open in Hawaii South Korea Meena Lee Lost to birdie on third extra hole
2 2008 Ginn Tribute Australia Karrie Webb Won with par on first extra hole

Futures Tour (1)[edit]

Korean LPGA Tour (3)[edit]

  • 2001 (1) McSquare Championship
  • 2003 (1) Himart Championship
  • 2006 (1) Hite Championship

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP T19 CUT 5 T30 T56 T47 T49 CUT
LPGA Championship DNP DNP T16 T36 T10 T39 T19 CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Women's Open CUT DNP T49 T25 T27 WD CUT CUT CUT DNP
Women's British Open DNP DNP T61 CUT T14 CUT T62 CUT DNP DNP
The Evian Championship ^ DNP

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

Team appearances[edit]



  1. ^ "Seon-Hwa Lee clinches 2006 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award". LPGA. 26 September 2006.

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