Date: January 31, 2013

Profile: So Yeon Ryu

So Yeon Ryu

So Yeon Ryu turned professional in 2007 at age 17. Her first win as a professional came in February 2008 on the American Cactus Tour, in which she won by six strokes.[2] She then joined the LPGA of Korea, winning the first event she played, the Sports Seoul Open. On 11 July 2011, Ryu won the U.S. Women&aposs Open. On the 18th hole of the final round, the toughest hole for the tournament, she trailed the clubhouse leader Hee Kyung Seo by one stroke, but hit her approach to 6 feet and made the birdie putt to force a playoff. Ryu won the three-hole playoff with a birdie on the last hole. Ryu picked up her second career LPGA Tour win in 2012 at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic. With one tournament still to play in the season, Ryu had a big enough lead in the LPGA Rookie of the Year points standings to clinch the award for the season.[3] LPGA Tour victories: 2012 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic 2011 US Women&aposs Open 2007 European Tour Order of Merit winner Australian Open victories: Runner up – 2012 Bio: Born: 29 June 1990, Soeul, Korea Represents: Korea Resides: Seoul and United States