James Ryu, Publisher, Kore Asian Media
On behalf of Kore Asian Media and the LPGA Foundation, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our 11th annual Pro-Am.
Each year, it is our honor to present exceptional professional players at our event. I would like to personally thank all the pros for being here with us at Pechanga Resort & Casino, with a warm welcome to both returning golfers and first-timers.
As Asian and Asian American women continue to top leaderboards in the LPGA, we view Pro-Am, more than ever, as a bridge between our community and the professionals who make golf great. It has been my pleasure to see so many pros who joined us in past years — Inbee Park, Na Yeon Choi, Sun Young Yoo, Amy Yang and So Yeon Ryu among them — go on to LPGA success. My hope is that this year’s players follow in their footsteps.
We are prouder than ever that this event, which started with Korean pros, has now grown into a truly Pan-Asian affair. This is a prime opportunity to support the hard work and dedication of some of the world’s best players, while also providing a rare chance to mingle with and witness up close their exemplary talent.
Pro-Am would not be possible without the generosity of our host sponsor, Journey at Pechanga, our presenting sponsor, Dr. Mike Hong of Dura Coat Products and our parent company London Trust Media.
Moving forward, we hope to continue the success of this event with your enthusiastic support. Thank you to all participants — see you on the green!