Mi-Jeong Jeon

Birth date 1 Nov 1982 (34 years)
Nationality Japan Japan

Mi-Jeong Jeon, born on November 1, 1982 is a South Korean golfer who is currently playing in the JPGLA tour. After turning pro in 2002, Jeon spent a short stint at the KPGLA before heading for more lucrative Japanese Ladies Tour, where she soon established a reputation as being one of the top Korean players on tour.

After finishing as a runner-up at the 2006 Japan Ladies Tour Money List, Jeon made headlines in 2007 when she won three straight events on the tour, the first time since 1988. Her first win was in April at the Yashima Queens Tournament. She followed it up by recording her next victory after beating top Japanese player Momoko Ueda and Karrie Webb, who was an LPGA Hall of Famer, at the Salonpas Ladies Open. She then beat Japanese golfer Yuri Fudoh, considered one of the best [players in the JLPGA, at the Vernal Ladies Tournament in a six hole play-off for her third straight win. These victories made Jeon the top player, at least for a while, on the JPGLA tour in 2007. Her winning streak for 2007 came to an end at the Chukyo TV Bridgestone Ladies Open, where she finished a disappointing tenth.

Despite experiencing a somewhat disappointing start to her 2008 JPGLA season, Jeon’s performance is starting to gain wind again. After posting an initial 5 top 10s in her first eleven events, she posted a 68 in the first round at the Resort Trust Ladies JPGLA in June, tying with Sakura Yokomine, Yun-Jye Wei and Rui Kitada. Her most recent event was at the Kagome Philanthropy LPGA Players Championship, where she took a two-shot lead over Akiko Fukushima, Yuko Mitsuka and Hiromi Mogi.

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