U.S. WOMEN'S AMATEUR
The Finalists: Tale of the Tape August 11, 2018 | Kingston Springs, Tenn. By David Shefter, USGA

Jiwon Jeon faces Kristen Gillman in Sunday's 36-hole final at The Golf Club of Tennessee.

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JIWON JEON Topic KRISTEN GILLMAN
21 Age 20
Daegu, Republic of Korea Hometown Austin, Texas
Alabama/Junior College/Year Alabama/Junior
10 Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking 6
23 holes over Lauren Stephenson Semifinal Win 19 holes over Kaylee Benton
First start in any USGA championship Best USGA Finish Champion of 2014 U.S. Women's Amateur
2018 NJCAA title Best Win 2014 U.S. Women's Am
64 (Furman University Course, 2017) Lowest Competitor Round 63
Won 8 tournaments at Daytona (Fla.) State Junior College before transferring to Alabama this year. Factoid Only lead in Quarterfinal and Semifinal victories was on final hole (19)
Went 1-2 in Palmer Cup for International side (only junior-college player selected) Key Results: Summer 2018 T-27 U.S. Women's Open
5-0-0 record in Curtis Cup
3-1 mark for USA in Palmer Cup
Won Century 21 event on Japan LPGA Tour
Attended a boarding school in Australia from 2013-15.  Human-Interest Note Hosted Jeon on her recruiting trip to the University of Alabama before she eventually signed as a junior-college transfer.

Make Jeon the fifth Korean-born player to win the title behind Pearl Sinn (1988), Grace Park (1998), Lydia Ko (2012) and Eun Jeong Seong (2016). Ko was born in Korea and moved to New Zealand at a young age.

 

Winning U.S. Women's Am title would ... Match the longest span between titles (four years). Margaret Curtis won her first in 1907 and second in 1911.

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