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Encyclopedia > Jeong Jang
Jeong Jang
Hangul: 장정
Hanja: 張晶
Revised Romanization: Jang Jeong
McCune-Reischauer: Chang Chǒng

Jeong Jang (born June 11th 1980 in Daejeon, Korea) is a South Korean golfer who plays on the U.S. based LPGA Tour. She is also a member of the South Korean KLPGA. Hangul (한글) is the native alphabet used to write the Korean language, as opposed to the Hanja system borrowed from China. ... Hanja (lit. ... The Revised Romanization of Korean is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... McCune-Reischauer is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Daejeon Metropolitan City is a metropolitan city in the centre of South Korea, and the capital of South Chungcheong Province. ... For other places called Korea, see: Korea (disambiguation) Korea (한국/韓國, ì¡°ì„ /朝鮮) is a formerly unified country, situated on the Korean Peninsula in northern East Asia, bordering on China to the northwest and Russia to the north. ... National motto: 널리 인간을 이롭게 하라 Translation: Bring benefit to all people Official language Korean Capital Seoul Largest city Seoul President Roh Moo-hyun Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 107th 99,274 km² 0. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor sport where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...


Jang stated playing golf at the age of thirteen. As a teenager she won the 1997 Korea Women's Open and the 1998 Korea Women's Amateur. She attended Joongbu University. After qualifying for the LPGA Tour on her first attempt, she had a successful rookie season in 2000 including a second place finish. She had difficulty finding her first win, but she made steady progress in her career, reaching twelfth on the money list in 2004. In that year she had nine finishes in the top ten. In July 2005 she finally won for the first time, claiming the Women's British Open, which is one of the women's majors, by four shots. The Womens British Open, also known for sponsorship reasons as the Weetabix Womens British Open, is one of the leading events in womens professional golf, being the only tournament which is classified as a major by both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. ... Womens golf has evolved a set of major tournaments which parallels that in mens golf, but the womens system is younger and has been less stable that the mens. ...


See also

This is a list of famous Koreans or famous people of Korean descent. ... This list of golf players, known as golfers includes the most notable players of the sport, who are almost exclusively professionals. ... Sports in South Korea generally do not differ from those played in the West. ... This is a list of Wikipedia articles on Korea-related people, places, things, and concepts. ...

External links

  • Profile on the LPGA Tour's official site
  • Golf Stars Online - links to features and articles
  • KLPGA profile (Korean language)

 
 

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