In-Gee Chun Wins 2015 Hite Jinro Championship, Third Major Victory On Third Different Tour This Year

In-Gee Chun (click to enlarge)

Normally,  I take the weekend to post about the LPGA of Japan. But with all due respect to Sun Ju Ahn, who won on the JLPGA this week, I can’t ignore how historically great In-Gee Chun has been in 2015. The talented young South Korean has won her third major victory on her third different professional golf tour this year. In winning the 2015 Hite Jinro Championship, she adds an LPGA of Korea major victory to her LPGA Major victory at the US Women’s Open and LPGA of Japan major victory at the Salonpas Cup. Chun was already the first golfer I know of who had made her first victory in Korea, Japan and the United States all majors. Now she has won a major on three professional women’s tours in the same year. I don’t know how much press this will get with mainstream American sports outlets, but this is a very special thing that she has done and she deserves to be praised for doing it. In-Gee Chun’s 8-under, 3 shot triumph translates into her 8th career LPGA of Korea title, her 4th KLPGA victory of the year, her 2nd career KLPGA Major, 6th worldwide win and 3rd worldwide Major of the year. I know Japan was making a push to get her to play on their tour next year, but damn it I am going to be selfish. I want In-Gee in America on our tour for the next 10 to 15 years!

 

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Ranking Name Sponsor Total
Score
1R 2R 3R 4R Sum Purse
1 Chun In Gee – 8 69(4) 66(1) 73(12) 208 160,000,000
T2 Park Gyeol – 5 70(10) 69(4) 72(6) 211 78,000,000
T2 Cho Yoon Ji – 5 70(10) 70(8) 71(5) 211 78,000,000
T4 Kim Hyun Soo – 4 72(36) 70(8) 70(3) 212 36,000,000
T4 Kim Hyo Joo – 4 70(10) 69(4) 73(12) 212 36,000,000
T6 Choi Ka Ram – 3 72(36) 72(34) 69(1) 213 22,000,000
T6 Park Ji Young – 3 71(25) 70(8) 72(6) 213 22,000,000
T6 Lee MinYoung2 – 3 70(10) 71(24) 72(6) 213 22,000,000
T6 Ahn Song Yi – 3 70(10) 70(8) 73(12) 213 22,000,000
T10 Kim Ha Neul – 2 70(10) 72(34) 72(6) 214 10,933,333
T10 Kim Ji Hyun – 2 71(25) 71(24) 72(6) 214 10,933,333
T10 Kim Hye Youn – 2 67(1) 70(8) 77(43) 214 10,933,333
T13 Kim Min Sun5 – 1 75(86) 71(24) 69(1) 215 8,784,000
T13 Kim Ji Hyun2 – 1 73(52) 69(4) 73(12) 215 8,784,000
T13 Park Sung Hyun – 1 67(1) 71(24) 77(43) 215 8,784,000
T13 Park Shin Young – 1 70(10) 72(34) 73(12) 215 8,784,000
T13 Hong Ran – 1 69(4) 73(57) 73(12) 215 8,784,000
T18 Ha Min Song E 75(86) 71(24) 70(3) 216 7,520,000
T18 Youn Sun Jeung E 70(10) 73(57) 73(12) 216 7,520,000
T18 Ko Jin Young E 72(36) 70(8) 74(21) 216 7,520,000
T18 Ahn Shi Hyun E 70(10) 72(34) 74(21) 216 7,520,000
T22 YANG JE YOON + 1 72(36) 70(8) 75(28) 217 6,736,000
T22 Ji Han Sol + 1 71(25) 73(57) 73(12) 217 6,736,000
T22 Kim Hae Rym + 1 70(10) 72(34) 75(28) 217 6,736,000
T22 이가영9910 (A) + 1 72(36) 71(24) 74(21) 217 0
T22 Jang Su Yeon + 1 70(10) 70(8) 77(43) 217 6,736,000
T22 Yoon Seul A + 1 71(25) 70(8) 76(32) 217 6,736,000
T28 Chung Ye Na + 2 74(62) 72(34) 72(6) 218 6,360,000
T28 Chung Jae Eun + 2 74(62) 70(8) 74(21) 218 6,360,000
T30 Yeom Hye In + 3 74(62) 72(34) 73(12) 219 5,960,000
T30 Bae Seon Woo + 3 73(52) 72(34) 74(21) 219 5,960,000
T30 Yoon Chae Young + 3 70(10) 70(8) 79(57) 219 5,960,000
T30 Kim Bo Kyung + 3 70(10) 72(34) 77(43) 219 5,960,000
T30 Oh Ji Hyun + 3 69(4) 75(79) 75(28) 219 5,960,000
T30 Park Seo Young + 3 72(36) 71(24) 76(32) 219 5,960,000
T30 Kim gyu been + 3 70(10) 73(57) 76(32) 219 5,960,000
T30 Jung Hee Won + 3 72(36) 69(4) 78(51) 219 5,960,000
T38 Jeon Mi Jeong + 4 71(25) 72(34) 77(43) 220 5,320,000
T38 Kim Cho Hui + 4 74(62) 72(34) 74(21) 220 5,320,000
T38 Hong Jin-Joo + 4 72(36) 72(34) 76(32) 220 5,320,000
T38 Kim Char Young + 4 73(52) 73(57) 74(21) 220 5,320,000
T38 Lee Seung Hyun + 4 71(25) 73(57) 76(32) 220 5,320,000
T38 Kang Soo-Yun + 4 72(36) 68(2) 80(60) 220 5,320,000
T38 Song Min Gee + 4 71(25) 71(24) 78(51) 220 5,320,000
T38 Yang Chae-lin + 4 69(4) 72(34) 79(57) 220 5,320,000
T46 lee hyejung + 5 71(25) 74(70) 76(32) 221 4,760,000
T46 Choi Eun Woo + 5 68(3) 78(113) 75(28) 221 4,760,000
T46 Lee Jung Min + 5 74(62) 70(8) 77(43) 221 4,760,000
T46 Park Se Yeong + 5 72(36) 73(57) 76(32) 221 4,760,000
T46 Park Chae Yoon + 5 72(36) 70(8) 79(57) 221 4,760,000
T46 Byun Hyun Min + 5 74(62) 70(8) 77(43) 221 4,760,000
T52 Kim Hae Jung + 6 74(62) 72(34) 76(32) 222 4,320,000
T52 Lee Rye Jung + 6 74(62) 72(34) 76(32) 222 4,320,000
T52 Kim Ji Hee + 6 72(36) 74(70) 76(32) 222 4,320,000
T52 Lim Ji Na + 6 71(25) 75(79) 76(32) 222 4,320,000
T52 Go NaHye + 6 74(62) 71(24) 77(43) 222 4,320,000
T57 Choo Hee Jeong + 7 75(86) 70(8) 78(51) 223 4,000,000
T57 Lee Ji Hyun + 7 70(10) 75(79) 78(51) 223 4,000,000
T57 Jang Ji Hae + 7 73(52) 72(34) 78(51) 223 4,000,000
T60 LEE sujin + 8 71(25) 75(79) 78(51) 224 3,800,000
T60 Park So Yeon + 8 69(4) 72(34) 83(63) 224 3,800,000
62 Baik So Jin + 10 76(99) 70(8) 80(60) 226 3,680,000
63 Choi Hye Jung + 11 76(99) 68(2) 83(63) 227 3,600,000
64 Hyun Eun Ji + 12 73(52) 73(57) 82(62) 228 3,520,000

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