Rookie of the Year Hae-ran Lee of South Korea accepts the Rookie of the Year trophy during the 2023 season on the Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) Tour on Sunday .Hae-ran Ko takes the stage as the Rookie of the Year at the LPGA Tour’s 2023 season awards ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida, on Sunday .During the ceremony, which took place after the first round of the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship, Hae-ran received the Rookie of the Year trophy from “Golf Empress” Annika Sorenstam of Sweden .Hae-ran, who made the LPGA Tour this year after finishing first in the LPGA Tour Qualifying Tournament last December, earned her first victory at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in October. She also has five wins on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) Tour, where she was crowned Rookie of the Year in South Korea in 2020.
This is the first time in four years that a South Korean player has won LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors since 2019.”I can’t believe I’m standing here,” Hae-ran said in her acceptance speech, “I’m nervous because my English is not very good, so please understand.” “My first season in the U.S. was very difficult, but it was an honor to play with such great players,” he continued, “I would like to thank my sponsors, coaches, caddies, family, and fans.”Hae-ran concluded her speech by calling her Rookie of the Year win a “dream come true. “The major individual awards for the LPGA Tour’s 2023 season, excluding Rookie of the Year, will be determined by the results of the CME Group Tour Championship, which concluded its first round today. Currently, Lilia Boo (USA) leads 슬롯게이밍 the money list and Player of the Year, and Ataya Thittitjer (Thailand) leads the stroke average.