OK, I give up. What am I supposed to be looking at here?
I saw the picture earlier...I guess the link is dead, maybe it can be re-posted. It was a picture of a banner advertising a golf school or instructor and MHL is on it holding her Scotland trophy. I think the phone # area code on it was 760, which is in California. I'm not aware of any California connections she has, for whatever that's worth.
I think Pudgy Blackmon met MHL out in Cali...but no way he'd go shilling like that.
Wrong wrong wrong! Puggy was and is associated with the U. of South Carolina women's golf team.
Did some digging on Dean Kim (real name Dongwan Kim)...I think his golf school is based in San Diego. He attended the 2013 Kia Classic...based on the comments he wrote for this pic from Round Two (below), I think he gave Mi Hyang (yellow shirt) a lesson that week...she trunk slammed, 74-76. The masked player must be Jimin Kang (76-76). The third in this group was a Ping player, have no idea who.
A recent interview she gave mentioned her participation in 2011 JLPGA Q-School, which was news to me. I had to look into this. Fortunately, the JLPGA website has Q-school results for the last six years, including 2011. It was four stages back then, just like today.
2011 JLPGA Q-SCHOOL (Korea Golf Association was listed as her sponsor)
Stage One (C Flight) Aug. 24-26 Meishin Yokaichi CC
T-4 71-74-70-215 -1
Note: She played with Thidapa Suwannapura in Round Three
Stage Two (C Flight) Nov, 2-4 Cocopa Resort Club
2nd 70-70-72 212 -4
Note: Played with current JLPGAers Mami Fukuda and Erina Hara in Round Three
Since she was good enough to reach the third and final stage of LPGA q-school, that would be the obvious reason why she skipped Stages Three and Four of JLPGA q-school (both tours schedule their last stages during late November - early December).
I know she finished in 29th place for the final stage of 2011 LPGA q-school. I don't know how she did in Stages 1 & 2, because the LPGA website only goes back to 2013 for its q-school trivia.
I stumbled across an Oct. 2013 interview in the Korea version of Golf Digest (above)...per Google Mush, it has a couple of facts I didn't know before.
The reference to "Unjeong Sister" (under "What is memorable?") is Chella Choi.
Unknown US LPGA Tour Prospect - ⑤ Mi-Hyang
"It is the happiest thing to be able to play golf in the present position," but he has a small body, but slowly steps toward the top to become a big player like Pak.
<Golf Digest> How did you start golf?
Mi-hyang: I do not remember, but I heard it was three years old. There is a picture of an adult golf club waving on its side. I have never placed a golf club since then. The three-year-old child was not very happy at the driving range. There were many risk factors. My father told me that I would follow him, so he took care of me to practice in the corner. I was told that I was allowed to see a club that was bigger than a key, wielding a club.
Was the golf player the original dream?
no. It was a stewardess. Since I had not remembered since I had a golf club, it was really a hobby. I was just enjoying playing golf as if I were playing with my father. My father has never forced me to play golf. Rather, he said, "Think again." When I was in junior high school, I studied like a student preparing for the SAT. This was because they told me to stop playing golf if the test score did not exceed 80 points on average. After finishing the training, I had to study at 1-2 am. I remember I slept less than five hours then.
I went to Hampyeong Golf High School.
"I want to be a golf player like Pak Se-ri," he said to his father when he became the first permanent guard in the third year of junior high school. I thought that it would be better to go to golf high school because I thought that I would play golf in earnest. Looking back now, the decision seems to be right. In the winter of 2011, he qualified for the Qualifying School in America and became a rookie the following year.
How was your first tour life?
I got a conditional seed at 29th place in Q-school, but I could not go to several competitions. So I did the second part tour. I was in sixth place in the prize money ranking and I got full seed this year. I think I learned a lot because this year was actually a rookie year, but I did not get enough grades. He played a shaky play lacking himself. And the goal was not always to win but to qualify.
What is memorable?
He hit 7-under par the first day of the tournament in Australia. At that time, "Oh, you can pass the qualifier," I had the idea of anxious, the second day I barely made a cut. (U) Unjeong Sister gave a lot of encouragement from the side. 'You are a good boy, so you can do well,' he gave me courage. I was not a family, but I got a lot of courage because I thought I would take care of me. I want to start the season again. It seems that the season is over because it seems to have adjusted to some extent.
What is golf?
It is a job that can make you happy. I am happy to have a job to earn money while doing my favorite work. So I am happiest now. And I will continue to try to be happier.
MI HYANG LEE
Age 20 years and height 162 centimeters Position 107th in the Volvic prize money ranking