Hae Ran Ryu has received the 2023 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the 12 months award, the LPGA Tour introduced Monday.
Ryu, from South Korea, clinched the honour after tying for twelfth at The Annika on Sunday.
With 893 complete factors coming into the CME Group Tour Championship, she holds an insurmountable 274-point lead over Grace Kim of Australia.
“I am honored to earn the Rookie of the 12 months award and add my identify to the distinguished record of winners earlier than me. This yr has been a memorable one, and I am happy with what I have been in a position to accomplish on the LPGA Tour,” Ryu stated in a information launch. “I am endlessly grateful to my crew and followers for his or her assist over my first season, and I am unable to wait to shut out the yr on the CME Group Tour Championship.”
Ryu, 22, is the sixth participant from South Korea to earn the honour since 2015, the primary since Jeongeun Lee in 2019.
Ryu recorded her first LPGA Tour victory on the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in September. She has 5 different top-10 finishes and enters the season’s remaining week ranked second in greens in regulation (75.7 p.c) and third in birdies (314). She has earned greater than $1.5 million this season.
Ryu will obtain her Rookie of the 12 months award on the 2023 Rolex LPGA Awards ceremony on Thursday in Naples, Florida.