The Wait is Over for In Ju-Yeon

The Wait is Over for In Ju-Yeon

In Ju-yeon’s win at the NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship on Sunday may have come as a surprise to some, but for the fourth-year KLPGA golfer, it was a long time coming. “I still can’t believe that I won,” In said.  “I received about 200 messages congratulating me on my win.” After going through

In Ju-yeon’s win at the NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship on Sunday may have come as a surprise to some, but for the fourth-year KLPGA golfer, it was a long time coming.

“I still can’t believe that I won,” In said.  “I received about 200 messages congratulating me on my win.”

After going through two playoff holes, In picked up her first KLPGA Tour win at the NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship on Sunday.  The 21-year-old golfer has gone through a lot to get to the title – 59 tournaments, to be exact.

In was always athletic, but she never planned on becoming a professional golfer when she was little.  She picked up a club for the first time when she was 12, but quit right away after finding the sport boring. Instead, she chose track and field and taekwondo.

When she joined the national team, she fell behind her competitors Choi Hye-jin, Park Gyeol and Kim Ji-young.  “There were players that played a lot longer than me, and I wasn’t hitting it well either,” In said.  “There were times when I blamed myself asking ‘Why am I on the national team?’  Since I also had family issues, I regularly thought of quitting.”

In didn’t expect her first win to come so soon.  “This is just the beginning,” she said.  “I want my career to continue for the next 10 years.  I won’t get full of myself from this win. I’ll continue to be a humble golfer, In Ju-yeon.”

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