Jeongeun Lee6 Wins 2019 U.S. Women’s Open

Jeongeun Lee6
Jeongeun Lee6 poses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Women's Open Championship at the Country Club of Charleston on June 02, 2019 in Charleston, South Carolina. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

LPGA Tour rookie Jeongeun Lee6 posted a final-round 70 at Country Club of Charleston to secure her first LPGA win at the U.S. Women’s Open.

The 23-year old Korean finished her final day in South Carolina with four birdies and three bogeys, including two late dropped shots on Nos. 16 and 18 to settle in at 6-under par.

Despite the mediocre Sunday score, it was good enough to secure a two-shot win as the others in lead pack melted on Sunday in Charleston, including the two 54-hole co-leaders, Celine Boutier and Yu Liu, who carded matching 75s.

“I couldn’t imagine coming this far, you know, winning the first LPGA tournament, also a major championship,” said Lee6, through an interpreter. “I feel proud of myself, and I worked so hard.”

With her maiden win, Lee6 earned $1,000,000 and is projected to move from No. 17 to No. 5 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

Final Top-5 Leaders

1. Jeongeun Lee6 -6 (-1)
2. Angel Yin -4 (+1)
2. So Yeon Ryu -4 (-1)
2. Lexi Thompson -4 (+2)
5. Gerina Piller -3 (-3)
5. Mamiko Higa -3 (+3)
5. Jaye Marie Green -3 (+3)
5. Celine Boutier -3 (+4)
5. Yu Liu -3 (+4)

Lee6’s Final Stats

Driving: 260.49 (8th)
Fairways: 48/56, 85.7% (11th)
Greens: 57/72, 79.2% (5th)
Putts: 31/1.72 (23rd)
Scoring: 16 Birdies, 46 Pars, 10 Bogeys

Lee6 Quotable

“I apologize that I cannot speak English. I’m still trying really hard. I’m still studying for English, so next time if I win the tournament, I will start speaking English.”
Jeongeun Lee6


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