Mi Sun Cho Profile
Name: Mi Sun Cho
Rookie Year On LPGA: 2010
Birth Place: Chongju, South Korea
Australian Home City: Melbourne
Best LPGA Finish: T-24th (2010 Kia Classic)
Best LPGA Major Finish: CUT
Best Score: 68 (2010 Kia Classic)
Best Scoring Average: 74.26 (2010)
Best Season Money Total: $22,504 (2010)
Best Season Money List Position: 126th (2010)
Height: 5' 3"
Nick Name: Sunny
How's her English?: Good
Mi Sun Cho moved from Korea to Melbourne, Australia in late 1999. Like many Korean golfers, she moved to a Western country to have better access to golf courses and training.
In the past couple of years, she has quickly risen to be one of the top junior players in the country, and is nationally ranked in the seniors as well. At the 2003 Australian Amateur championships, she really made a name for herself. Not only did her team of herself and fellow young Korean Claire Choi win the foursome title, but Cho herself made it all the way to the finals in singles. She lost that match, but at times had as much as a 3 up advantage.
Mi Sun also won the Australian Junior Championship in 2004, and backed that up by successfully defending in 2005, leading the three round event from start to finish. She won by four shots despite a punishing 80 in the third round. The second and third place finishers were Sarah Oh and Helen Oh (no relation), also Korean. Mi Sun became only the third player to win more than one Junior Girl's Championship in Australia; one of the others was current LPGA golfer Gloria Park.
Eventually, Cho went to college in America at Pepperdine, where she was a freshman in 2006-2007. She has already had success there, leading her team to a victory at the prestigious Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in February, 2007. Pepperdine beat 14 nationally ranked teams at this event, and Cho won the individual honors as top player as well.
Cho turned pro after her freshman year and joined the Canadian Women's tour. She played well enough there to qualify for the Canadian Women's Open, where she finished a solid 34th.
Mi Sun Cho
Mi Sun Cho
Mi Sun Cho