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Hye-jin Choi

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Star of South Korea’s winning team at the 2015 World Girls Championship, taking the individual title by seven strokes, Choi backed that up by finishing joint runner-up behind Lydia Ko at the New Zealand Open the following year.

She then tied for fifth in the ANZ Masters, having qualified with a round of 62, and was leading individual again at the Espirito Santo World Amateur Team Championship in Mexico, which saw the Koreans take the trophy by an incredible 21 strokes.

Having also become the low amateur at the 2016 US Open she returned to the event the following summer and, trying at 17 to become the youngest-ever winner and only the second amateur, she was runner-up to compatriot Sung-hyun Park. Won twice on the Korean LPGA Tour before turning professional and came third in June’s US Women's Open.