NEW YORK: An exhausted but elated Lee6 Jeong-eun will embark on the next chapter of her career at the Shoprite LPGA Classic on Friday, just days after her maiden major victory at the US Women’s Open.The South Korean rookie has barely had time to absorb her triumph in Charleston on Sunday, when she outduelled Celine Boutier to win the Open crown by two shots.It was the first LPGA Tour win of Lee6’s career and landed her a US$1 million winner’s cheque, the largest prize ever offered to the winner of a womens’ golf tournament.The win marked an emotional milestone for Lee6, who pursued a professional career in order to help support her family after her father was left paralysed from a serious accident when she was a child.Lee6’s wheelchair-bound father, Lee Jung-ho, regularly supported his daughter throughout her career and would often appear at tournaments.Speaking to reporters on Wednesday at the Seaview Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey, Lee6 said she hoped attention would now shift to her golf rather than her family life.”A lot of people talked about it, talked and asked about my father, but my mom got jealous, actually, so if people could ask about my mom, too,”… Read full this story
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