Youngin Chun. Image: Andrew Frackowski
LPGA Tour rookie Youngin Chun has arrived in Adelaide to prepare for the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open at The Grange Golf Club.
Chun, 18, from Gainesville, Florida, does not yet guarantee a place in the Australian Open from February 14th.
It is an anxious wait, and if Chucc fails, he must take part in the qualifying tournament played on the The Grange East course, with the three fastest places coming into the field automatically.
"You can not even imagine how much I hope to play in the Australian Open," Chun told Our Our Sporting Life SA
"I really want to play, I'm here so early because I really want to play."
Last season Chun was the youngest member of the Symetra Tour – the development tour of the LPGA.
She was also the youngest player to pass the LPGA Qualifying series through the new Q-Series concept that rewards the best ready-made talent that is currently not in the LPGA.
The series consisted of a two-week tournament and included eight rounds at Pinehurst Resort. Chun shot six-under over the last two rounds and ended on +1 in general and a shared 13th place. She qualified as a category with priority list 14, which does not always guarantee a place in some LPGA tournaments.
While the majority of LPGA players appear a week before the start of the tournament, the dedicated Chun has arrived more than a month earlier to get used to the conditions, the golf course and the greens, which she says is very different from what she is also accustomed in the United States at home.
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