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LPGA player scores an ace worth $1 million(!!)—and it all goes to Chevron Championship charities

April 22, 2023
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Carmen Mandato

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — In Gee Chun knows what earning a million-dollar check is like. After all, last June, the 2022 KPMG Women's PGA Championship winner took home $1.35 million for her victory at the Congressional Blue Course.

Chun made another million on Saturday at Carlton Woods during the third round of the Chevron Championship. This time, it's for charity.

The three-time major champion's ace on the 164-yard par-3 17th earned $1 million for nine charities associated with the Chevron Championship.

The donations also include $10,000 per birdie, and Chun, 28, followed her hole-in-one with three straight birdies, adding a tip to her million-dollar contribution. The run moved her to four under for the Chevron during the third round.

It's Chun's second sizable charitable check over the last two months. The South Korean won the LPGA Velocity Global Impact Award in March for her work with her charity, the In Gee Chun Lancaster Country Club Educational Foundation. Chun created the charity in 2015 following her maiden major title, the 2015 U.S. Women's Open, at Lancaster Country Club. Velocity Global donated $100,000 to her charity for her work.