On Tuesday, the men and women of the Monroe County Korean War Veteran Association presented a crystal plaque honoring Jeong Jang for her generous donations to the group since she won in Rochester back in 2006, prior to the tournament becoming a LPGA major.
On June 25, 2006, a local supporter of the Association, Byoung Baek, decided watch the Wegmans LPGA with hopes to persuade the winner to visit the memorial after the tournament. That day marks the beginning of the Korean War, which happened to be the day the South Korean won her second LPGA Tour victory. Jang and her family agreed to visit the memorial following her media obligations that day and she has gone back every year she’s been in Rochester ever since.
Jang has donated to the association every year to help with the upkeep of the memorial. The memory of those who fought in the Korean War is slowly starting to fade throughout the U.S. The Association appreciates Jang’s support and will always be their favorite LPGA player.