‘Born in 1986’ Eun-hee Ji, the oldest Korean to win the LPGA

Ji Eun-hee, 36, is the oldest Korean to win the LPGA Tour.

Eunhee Ji of Japan competed in the final of the LPGA Tour Bank of Hope Match Play ($1.5 million in total prize money, about 1.9 billion won) at the Shadow Creek Golf Club (par 72) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on the 30th (Korean time). (22) was defeated by three holes. It is the first victory in 3 years and 4 months since the Diamond Resort Champions Tournament in January 2019 and 6 wins in his career. She took her winning prize of $225,000 ($281 million). In addition, the record for the oldest Korean won (36 years and 17 days) of LPGA was newly set. The previous record is Park Hee-young (32 years, 8 months, 16 days, ISPS Handa Big Open in 2020).

Ji Eun-hee is the oldest Korean player currently active on the American professional stage. In this competition, he showed off his veteran side to his heart’s content. As 83rd in the world ranking, she managed to win a ticket to the US Women’s Open (opening on June 3) with 64 participants by winning the tournament. Ji Eun-hee, who won the 2009 US Women’s Open, said, “It was a very difficult week mentally and physically. She will take a day off and work really hard at the US Women’s Open,” she said. In this competition, the first day the temperature rose to 38 degrees, and the players as well as the opponents had to fight the sweltering heat.

Ji Eun-hee defeated Hye-jin Choi in the round of 16, and in the quarter-finals, she beat Madeleine Sachström (Sweden) by 7 holes. She reached the final in the semi-final where she defeated Andrea Lee (USA), a Korean national.


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