In the Winner's Circle with So Yeon Ryu

So Yeon Ryu
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So Yeon Ryu of South Korea is sprayed by champagne by Inbee Park and I.K. Kim both of South Korea after So Yeon Ryu's two stroke victory during the fourth round of the LPGA Canadian Pacific Women's Open at the London Hunt and Country Club on August 24, 2014 in London, Ontario, Canada.

IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE with SO YEON RYU
2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open
London Hunt & Country Club
August 24, 2014


Born: Seoul, South Korea
Lives: Los Angeles, Calif,
Birthdate: June 29, 1990 – currently 24 years, 1 months, and 26 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour: Won the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open
Turned Professional: 2008

VICTORIES
- LPGA: Third career victory. Previous wins: 2011 U.S. Women’s Open, 2012 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic Presented by Kroger, Owens Corning and O-I

RACE TO CME GLOBE

- Earns 500 points toward the Race to the CME Globe standings and moves to 6th in the rankings with 1,939 points

ROLEX RANKINGS

- With her victory, So Yeon is projected to jump from No. 9 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings to No. 5.

ROLEX PLAYER OF THE YEAR

- Earns 30 points in the Rolex Player of the Year race and moves to No. 7 in the rankings with 85 points.

MONEY
- CAREER: With the $337,500 first-place check, So Yeon moves to 65th on the LPGA Career Money List with $3,640,800
- SEASON: So Yeon has earned $1,079,263 this season and is 6th on the 2014 LPGA Official Money List

TOURNAMENT SPECIFIC
- Ties the lowest score in tournament history (265) and 23-under-par shatters the previous best in relation to par by five shots. Previous best in relation to par was 18-under by Meg Mallon (2004) and Brandie Burton (1998)
- Joins Meena Lee (2005) as the only South Korean winners in the tournament’s history
- Previous finishes include:
2012 – CUT
2013 – T34

2014 IN A NUTSHELL
- 17 events, 16 cuts made, $1,079,263 earned, one victory, 10 additional top-10s

2013 RECAP
- 24 events, 23 cuts made, $1,278,864 earned (5), 10 top-10 finishes, two runner-up finishes
- Placed in the top-10 in 5 statistical categories including rounds under par (3rd), scoring average (4th), rounds in the 60s (4th), top-10 finishes (4th) and birdies (6th).

OF NOTE
- So Yeon had 27 top-10 finishes since her last win in 2012.
- Named 2012 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year
- A six-time winner on the KLPGA where she was a rookie in 2008
- Graduated from college at Yonsei University in South Korea in December with a degree in sports management

Topics: In the winners circle, Ryu, So Yeon, Canadian Pacific Women's Open

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