Choi Hye-jin Climbs to No. 13 in World with Win in KLPGA Opener

      December 12, 2017 09:57

      Teen golfer Choi Hye-jin climbed two places to No. 13 in the latest world rankings released on Monday after winning the KLPGA's season opener.

      The Hyosung Championship was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Sunday.

      Choi Hye-jin poses after winning the KLPGA season opener Hyosung Championship in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Sunday. /Yonhap

      Choi has taken part in 11 tournaments this year and soared 130 places in the rankings from No. 143. In nine KLPGA Tour events, Choi won three titles and came second twice.

      Another notable achievement in her short but sensational career so far was her surprise runner-up finish at the U.S. Women's Open, a major LPGA event, in July. 

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