Player Biography

JIN JOO HONG

Birthdate: February 28, 1983

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Age: 24 Ht: 5'7"

Home: Helendale, Calif.

College: Han-Nam University

Turned Professional: 2003


Joined LPGA Tour: 2007

LPGA Victories (1): 2006 KOLON-Hana Bank Championship.

Player Notes: Won the Korea Women’s Amateur Championship and was a member of the Korean National Team in 2001 and 2002…Started playing golf at the age of 11...Credits her mother as the individual most influencing her career...Hobbies include snowboarding...Qualified for the Tour after winning the 2006 KOLON-Hana Bank Championship and was offered exempt status for the 2007 season.

Professional

Career

• In 2006, as a member of the Korea LPGA (KLPGA), won the KOLON-Hana Bank Championship, becoming

the 15th non-LPGA member in history to win an LPGA event; won the SK EnClean-Solux Invitational and

finished second in the ADT-CAPS Invitational, both events on the KLPGA.

• In 2004 and 2005, played on the KLPGA Tour.

• In 2003, turned professional in August.