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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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).
- 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