Updated: January, 2017

JEONG EUN LEE

The Facts

Birthday: October 20, 1988
Rookie Year on KLPGA: 2007
Rookie Year on LPGA: 2015
Best LPGA Finish:
T-33rd (2015 Meijer Classic)
Best LPGA Major Finish: T-34th (2010 US Women's Open)
Best Score: 68 (twice, 2015 Meijer Classic)
Best Scoring Average for a Year: 72.17 (2015)
Best Season Money Total: $15,368 (2015)
Best Season Money Position: 144th (2015)
Most Top Tens/Season: 0
Rookie of the Year Finish: 23rd
Height: 5' 7"
2017 LPGA Status: Category 12
Nicknames: AKA: Jung Eun Lee, Jung Eun Lee 5
Sponsors: Kim Young Joo Golf
How's her English?: Unknown
Hobbies: Playing with Legos
Road to the LPGA: Finished T-28th at 2014 LPGA Q-School to earn limited status on tour.

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Jung Eun Lee turned pro and joined the KLPGA in 2007, but her breakthrough year came in 2009. That year she won twice, collected 6 top tens and made over 280 million won, finishing fourth on the year end money list. By far her biggest moment came at the year's second Major, the Shinsegae KLPGA Championship. She wound up in a pitched battle with top KLPGA superstar Hee Kyung Seo for the title. Seo had already won the first Major of the year, the Korean Women's Open. But Lee proved her better this day, winning the Major while Seo finished second. Seo would go on to win the other two Majors of the year, so only Lee prevented her from sweeping them all. Lee played on the winning Korean squad at the 2009 Kyoraku Cup. She achieved one win and one tie during the tournament.

Lee had another pretty good year in 2010. She finished 7th on the KLPGA money list, carding 9 top tens. The highlight of her year was a win at the Hyundai event in September.

Lee had a decent year on tour in 2011, but not as strong as her previous seasons. She did win once, capturing the Nefs Masterpiece title in August. She had two other top tens and earned nearly 200 million won, which left her 15th on the money list.

Lee was a little worse in 2012 on the KLPGA. She had six top tens, with three fourths and two fifths her best finishes. She wound up 24th on the money list.

She started the 2013 season playing in two international events, achieving good results: a 13th at the Swinging Skirts in Taiwan (against a world class field) and a 6th in China at the Hyundai China Ladies Open. She ended up with a solid year on tour, finishing 12th on the money list with about 280 million won earned. She had nine top tens, including runner-up finishes at the Woori Financial and Lotte Mart Women's Open.

Lee finished just 31st on the money list in 2014. Her best result of the year was a tie for 2nd at the Hyundai China Ladies Open. She played LPGA Q-School in the Fall and finished tied for 28th, which earned her conditional status on tour for 2015.

Lee only played three LPGA events in 2015, and earned just $15,000. This enabled her to maintain very limited status for 2016. But in general, she focused on the KLPGA, which was a good idea. She had a good season in Korea, notching her first win in several years and finished 15th on the money list with around 282 million won earned.

Lee won the Samdasoo Ladies Masters in a July in a playoff over So Yeon Park. In Gee Chun was not in the field, but Inbee Park was. It was Lee's fifth career KLPGA win and first in four years. Beside that win, she had six other top tens.

Lee played entirely on the KLPGA in 2016. Her best finish was a runner-up at the Honma Golf Seoul Economy Ladies Classic in late October. She also notched two other top tens and banked a shade under 200 million won for the season, good enough to finish 29th on the money list.

In December, she returned to LPGA Q-School, and this time earned a full card by finishing solo fifth.

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