Jeon In-ji (29) recorded a hole-in-one and became the main character of a charity donation of 1 million dollars (approximately 1.33 billion won).
On the 23rd, Jeon In-ji played the 17th hole (par 3) in the 3rd round of the Chevron Championship, the first major tournament of the LPGA tour season held at The Club at Carleton Woods (par 72) in Woodlands near Houston, Texas. ) made a hole-in-one.
The ball hit by Jeon In-ji from 164 yards landed on the green and rolled to the left before disappearing into the hole. Jeon In-ji, who watched her hole-in-one moment, shared the joy by sharing a high-five with her companions Pajari Anan Narukan (Thailand) and Nishimura Yuna (Japan) amid cheers from her gallery.
In Ji Jeon’s 6th and first hole-in-one on the LPGA tour, including the Korean tour, led to a charity donation of 1 million dollars promised by Chevron, the sponsor of the tournament. The organizers set up the ‘Chevron Challenge’ for the development of the local community at the 17th hole, and decided to donate 1 million dollars for the first hole-in-one and 10,000 dollars for each birdie to the LPGA Foundation and the Houston Regional Children’s Golf Fund.
Jeon In-ji, who started from the 10th hole, recorded an ace on the 17th hole after bogey on the 14th hole (par 4), turned the mood around, and then added a birdie on the 18th hole (par 5). (3 under par 213 strokes).
Jeon In-ji said, “In the 17th hole, I looked at the distance and hit a shot, and she made a hole-in-one as the ball landed exactly where she wanted. She momentarily regretted it, saying, ‘Oh, there is no car here (hole-in-one injury)’, but later, after hearing about the meaning of that hole, I thought again if this was more valuable.”
She continued, “If I buy something I want while playing golf, her happy heart is gone in two or three days. However, when I help someone and do donation activities, I feel happy even after a month or a year, I receive applause from people, and I feel that my life is filled.” I think it is the most meaningful hole-in-one in the world.” 안전놀이터
After winning the 2015 US Women’s Open, Jeon In-ji created a scholarship foundation and continued her good deeds by providing educational benefits to the golf course she won and local students. Jeon In-gee won the ‘Velocity Global Impact Award’ given by the LPGA in March for her continued good deeds and delivered her prize money of 100,000 dollars to the scholarship foundation.
Meanwhile, until the third round, Allison Corpers and Angel In (above) tied for the lead with a total of 10 under par, 206 strokes, and Yang Hee-young hit a course record of 7 under par 65 strokes that day to move up to the joint second place (9 under par, 207 strokes).
Choi Hye-jin, Kim Hyo-joo, and Kim A-rim tied for 6th place with Nellie Korda (USA) and others with 8 under par and 208 strokes side by side.