Hwang Jung-gon

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Hwang Jung-gon
Personal information
Born (1992-05-16) 16 May 1992 (age 28)
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb; 11.8 st)
NationalityFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Career
Turned professional2009
Current tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins6
Highest ranking 94 (29 December 2019) [1]
(as of 20 December 2020)
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour4
Other2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 2013
The Open Championship 71st: 2011

Hwang Jung-gon (Korean : 황중곤; born 16 May 1992) is a South Korean professional golfer.

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Hwang plays on the Japan Golf Tour and won his first title at the 2011 Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open. This win earned him entry into the 2011 Open Championship [2] where he finished 71st.

Hwang ended his 2019 season with a T8 at the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup, his last event before starting mandatory military service.

Professional wins (6)

Japan Golf Tour wins (4)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
126 Jun 2011 Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open −13 (74-67-68-66=275)1 stroke Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Kyung-tae
225 Nov 2012 Casio World Open −19 (65-70-68-66=269)3 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Kunihiro Kamii
329 Nov 2015 Casio World Open (2)−15 (70-67-70-66=273)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa
43 Nov 2019 Mynavi ABC Championship −19 (66-70-66-67=269)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Shugo Imahira

Japan Golf Tour playoff record (0–2)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
1 2018 Golf Nippon Series JT Cup Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa, Flag of Japan.svg Satoshi Kodaira Kodaira won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2019 Japan PGA Championship Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa Lost to eagle on first extra hole

Korean Tour wins (2)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runners-up
110 Aug 2014 Maeil Dairies Open −13 (68-64-68-67=267)6 strokes Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Gi-whan, Flag of South Korea.svg Song Young-han
225 Jun 2017 KPGA Championship −20 (66-70-65-67=268)1 stroke Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Gi-whan, Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Hyung-joon

Playoff record

Asian Tour playoff record (0–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponentsResult
1 2018 GS Caltex Maekyung Open Flag of India.svg Gaganjeet Bhullar, Flag of South Korea.svg Chang Yi-keun,
Flag of South Korea.svg Park Sang-hyun
Park won with par on third extra hole
Hwang eliminated by birdie on second hole
Bhullar eliminated by par on first hole

Results in major championships

Tournament201120122013
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship 71

CUT = missed the halfway cut
Note: Hwang never played in the Masters Tournament or the PGA Championship.

Results in World Golf Championships

Tournament2011
Match Play
Championship
Invitational
Champions T49
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

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References

  1. "Week 52 2019 Ending 29 Dec 2019" (pdf). OWGR . Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  2. Korea's Hwang Jung-Gon wins place at Royal St George's after victory in Mizuno Open