Date: August 15, 2016
Author: Golf Australia

Olympic profile: Su Oh

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Age: 20

Home: Melbourne

Turned pro: 2014

Five key recent results:

Champion 2015 RACV Australian Ladies Masters

2nd 2016 Kingsmill Championship

8th 2016 Women’s US PGA Championship

14th 2016 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

2nd 2015 Oates Victorian Open

Brief bio:

Oh, a naturalised Australian who arrived in Victoria aged eight from Korea, is rapidly beginning to fulfil the potential good judges have tagged her with for years. In the midst of a breakout rookie season on the LPGA Tour, Oh has served notice she’ll be a future force on the world’s biggest stage.

Oh didn’t win an LPGA Tour card at her first attempt in 2014, but soon made her professional mark against some of the world’s leading pros to win the LET co-sanctioned Australian Ladies Masters in 2015. She played between Europe and the Symetra Tour in 2015, then won partial rights to the main US tour at Q-school at year’s end and has made the most of that opportunity since.

A former world No.1 amateur, Oh turned a series of strong results through April and May into a full-time card when she was runner-up at the Kingsmill Classic, then backed it up with a bold 8th at the year’s second major, the Women’s US PGA Championship.

The Olympic team is a reunion of sorts with long-time friend Minjee Lee with whom she won the World Amateur Team Championship (also with Shelly Shin) for Australia in 2014.