In gee chun Bio -Seoul sister

In gee chun Bio -Seoul sister As a youngster, In Gee Chun was a math prodigy with a genius level IQ. When she was 11, she went with her dad to a driving range. Her dad challenged her to hit a shot; she did, badly, and her dad’s friend laughed at her. Determined, she spent the rest of the day practicing, and fell in love with the sport.

In the end, golf won out over academics. Chun became a mainstay of the Korean national team as a teenager; where she was a contemporary of stars like Hyo Joo Kim, Kyu Jung Baek and Min Sun Kim.

Chun’s most notable achievement in pro golf before 2013 was at the 2011 Hite Cup. So Yeon Ryu had the lead after two rounds, but a weird rules infraction threw her off her game, and Chun took advantage. She grabbed the third round lead and hung onto it most of the fourth day. But a late triple bogey did her in, allowing another KLPGA star, Ha Neul Kim, to take the Major title from the still amateur Chun.

Her family hit some rough financial times, and she was forced to turn pro at the age of 17 to help her family with money. In Gee turned pro in 2012 and played minor league tours her first year. She joined the KLPGA in 2013 for her rookie year. That year, all the attention was on fellow rookie Hyo Joo Kim, who many believed was the next superstar in Korean golf. Kim did get out to a good start, winning her second event as a KLPGA member and establishing a large lead in the Rookie of the Year race. But Chun came on strong in the Spring. Her breakout event was the Doosan Match Play. She made it all the way to the finals, where she lost to eventual Player of the Year Ha Na Jang. Chun finally had her moment the next month at the Korean Women’s Open. Paired in the final round with Kim and another teen star, Kyu Jung Baek, Chun made birdie on the final four holes to win the event by a shot. This moved her to within 100 points of Kim for the Rookie of the Year, and the battle was on!

For the rest of the year, the two duked it out, each collecting many great achievements. Chun came within a putt of winning the year’s second Major, the KLPGA Championship, but finished second. She also finished second to Jang again at the Rush and Cash Classic. Alas, an injury in the year’s penultimate event took her out for the rest of the year, but she still gave Kim all she could ask for before Kim wrapped up the top Rookie honors.

In all, it was a fabulous first year for Chun. She didn’t miss a cut, finishing no worse than 33rd all year. She had nine top tens including the Major win. She finished third on the money list, second for Rookie of the Year, and top five in scoring average and Player of the Year.

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