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Lee Jeong-eun isn’t sure if she wants to join LPGA

Nov 08,2018
Korean golfer Lee Jeong-eun said she’s still torn about whether to pursue a career on the LPGA Tour despite having won the qualifying tournament last weekend.

Lee, who returned home from the LPGA Q-Series in North Carolina, said she will take her time before making a career-altering decision.

“Right now, I’d say it’s almost 50-50. I feel like I should make the decision when I feel fully prepared,” Lee told reporters at Incheon International Airport. Lee won the inaugural Q-Series, an eight-round competition played over two weeks at Pinehurst.

The top 20 players earned full LPGA status, while those finishing in 21st to 45th places earned conditional LPGA membership for 2019.

“The biggest reason is that if I moved to the United States, I won’t be able to meet my friends and people that I love, and I’ll just have to keep playing golf,” Lee said. “I don’t think I’ve reached a point where I can fully enjoy golf, and I am not sure if I’ll be able to survive there if I take the leap at this juncture. And I’d also have to be ready to be away from my family.”

But Lee said she doesn’t want to give up her opportunity just because she wants to be comfortable at home.

Yonhap