Date: February 12, 2019
Author: Andrew Frackowski

Korean superstar’s new journey

When Jin Young Ko saluted at last year's ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open, it came as no surprise to close form analysts of the Korean LPGA Tour.

So this week, keep an eye on another Korean global star in the making, Jeongeun Lee6, who, like Ko last year, will make her debut start as an LPGA Tour member at in Adelaide.

And while the name might be new to some, it's most certainly not at home.

The 22-year-old has had a dominant three-year career on the KLPGA Tour, starting with her gong as the 2016 rookie of the year.

A year later she took home the prestigious player of the year award as well as winning the money list in 2017 and 2018.

So how good is Lee? Last season she set a KLPGA record as the only player to have ever recorded a sub-70 scoring average in two separate seasons, with 69.80 in 2017 before 69.87 in 2018.

And in September 2017, she fired the lowest round in KLPGA history – an incredible 60 in the second round of the OK Savings Bank Invitational.

In the past two years, Lee has made eight starts on the LPGA Tour as a non-member, with six top-20 finishes to show for it.

But still, she's determined not to push expectations too high.

"This is going to be a new journey for me," Lee told Our Sporting Life SA.

"My goal is to keep it low-key and I just want to make the cut in every tournament."

One expects that might be quite an understatement.

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