In The Winners Circle - Jin Young Ko

In The Winners Circle - Jin Young Ko

Hometown/Resides: Seoul, Republic of Korea/Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

Birthdate: July 7, 1995; currently 23 years, 8 months and 17 days

Qualified for LPGA Tour: Earned LPGA Tour Membership by virtue of her win at the 2017 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship

Turned Professional/Rookie Year: 2013/2018


VICTORIES

LPGA: Third career victory 

PREVIOUS LPGA WINS: 2018 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, 2017 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship (as a non-Member)


RACE TO THE CME GLOBE

With her win, Ko earns 500 points and is projected to move from seventh to second in the Race to the CME Globe with 1,032 points


MONEY

With her win, Ko earns $225,000; she has earned $450,159 this season and $1,609,164 for her career


PREVIOUS BANK OF HOPE FOUNDERS CUP FINISH

2018 – T46

2019 IN A NUTSHELL ON THE LPGA

Four events played, four cuts made, $450,159, one victory, two additional top-10 finishes


OF NOTE

Ko is the sixth different winner of the 2019 LPGA season

She is the season’s fourth winner from the Republic of Korea, joining Eun-Hee Ji, Sung Hyun Park and Amy Yang

This is her first LPGA win in the United States, joining wins in the Republic of Korea (the 2017 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship) and Australia (the 2016 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open)

Won the 2018 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award