Chun In-gee leads the British Women's Open

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Chun In-gee leads the British Women's Open

The South Korean Chun In-gee, number eleven in the world and already winner of three majors, is the new leader of the British Women's Golf Open, the fifth and last major of the year and which is played on the Scottish course at Muirfield, thanks to a card this Friday of 66 strokes (5 under par) in the second of the four days.

Chun In-gee, results

Chun, 27 years old and who was already champion of the 2015 US Open, the 2016 Evian Championship and the PGA this year, leads the duo formed by the South African Ashleigh Buhai and the Swedish Madelene Sagstrom, who delivered the same card this Friday: 65 hits (-6) and eleven places rise.

The South Korean Park Inbee, winner of seven Grands, is placed alone on two. The new leader completed a round this Friday with six birdies for a single bogey. She accumulates 134 hits (8 down) thanks to the 68 with which she opened the tournament on Thursday.

The leader on the first day, the Japanese Hinako Shibuno, fell to seventh place after failing the second with a lap of 73 (+2), eight more than she needed on Thursday, with only one birdie for two bogeys. Among the Spanish, she only surpasses the Ana Peláez cut, with +2 in the accumulated.

Carlota Ciganda (+7) and Carmen Alonso (+16) are left out of the weekend. Chun In-gee, also known as In Gee Chun, born August 10, 1994 in Gunsan, is a South Korean professional golfer playing on the LPGA Tour. Winner of the US Open in 2015 then the Evian Championship in 2016, she is the first player in history to win major tournaments on three different circuits in a single season (in 2015).

Chun represents his country at the Olympic tournament in Rio in 2016. Chun In-gee started golfing at the age of 11 when his father took him to hit the ball on a driving range with one of his friends1. The teasing of her father's friend pushes her to hit balls to show what she is capable of1.

After training for a whole day, she begins to find pleasure in it1. Having turned professional at a very young age, at 17, she began to cash in the winnings and helped her parents, former restaurateurs who had to close the restaurant two years earlier following her mother's ankle injury which rendered him unfit for work.

chef job. Gifted in mathematics, her intelligence quotient is evaluated at 138, she studied at the prestigious University of Korea3. Chun In-gee plays on the Asian tour, chaining successes4. She is one of the most popular players in South Korea.