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Ryu picked up the game of golf in the second grade as part of her school's extra curricular activities. An avid violinist at a young age, Ryu enjoys music.
2012 in a Nutshell
- 24 events, 23 cuts made, $1,282,673 (6), 1 victory, 15 additional top-10 finishes
- Earned Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year honors
- Finished in the top-10 in 7 statistical categories including putts per GIR (1.75), putting average (29.25), scoring average (70.3), rounds under par (66.3%), birdies (356), rounds in the 60s (33.7%) and sub par holes (361)
As an amateur, Ryu was a member of the Korean National Golf Team from 2005-2007 and she won a gold medal for Korea, both in individual and team events, in the 2006 Asian Games that were played in Doha, Qatar.