Jeongeun Lee6 might have an unconventional name with a numeral at the end of it, but almost as unique is the company she is keeping after her standout performance at the U.S. Women’s Open at the Country Club of Charleston.
Lee6 became just the third U.S. Women's Open winner in the past quarter century to put together four rounds under par in a Women’s Open, joining Juli Inkster (1999) and Inbee Park (2008). Lee6 shot rounds of 70-69-69-70 on the par-71 layout.
At the 159-yard, par-3 11th, which played as the hardest hole in relation to par for the week, Lee struck a perfect shot that caromed off the left shoulder of the reverse redan green, and watched as it rolled to within 10 feet of the cup.
On the ensuring par-4 12th hole, Lee6 hit a 93-yard approach to inside six feet and made the birdie putt, which gave her the lead. Another well-struck wedge from some 50 yards led to another birdie at the par-5 15th hole, giving her the cushion she needed to off set a pair of nerve-induced bogeys coming in.
For the week Lee6 hit 57 of 72 greens for a 79.2-percent clip, good enough to rank fifth in greens in regulation. Her irons are Callaway's Apex Pro 19 with Nippon’s 850 shafts, stiff flex. Her wedges are Titleist's Vokey SM7 model with Nippon’s N.S. Pro 950 shafts.
What Jeongeun Lee6 had in the bag at the U.S. Women’s Open
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Driver: Callaway Epic Flash (Mitsubishi Diamana M+), 9 degrees
3-wood: Callaway Epic Flash, 15 degrees
Hybrids: Callaway Apex (20, 23 degrees)
Irons (5-PW): Callaway Apex Pro 19
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (50, 54, 58 degrees)
Putter: Odyssey O-Works 2-Ball