‘Global No. 1 golfer’ Lydia Go became the daughter-in-law of the Hyundai family

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Golfer Lydia Ko (right) and Jung Jun had a wedding at Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul on the 30th. news 1

Jung Joon, the youngest son of Hyundai Card Vice Chairman Jung Tae-young, has signed a 100-year contract with Lydia Go, a Korean New Zealander who is ranked number one in the world of women’s golf. at Myeongdong Cathedral on the 30th.

Chung Tae-young, vice president of Hyundai Card, is the eldest son of the late Jeong Kyung-jin, founder of Jongno Academy, and the second son of Chung Mong-koo, honorary president of Hyundai Motor Group. After serving as vice president and CEO of Hyundai Card, he rose to the position of vice president in 2015.

Jung Joon, the youngest son of Vice Chairman Chung, graduated from McKenna College in Claremont, California, and has been working at a Hyundai Motor affiliate in San Francisco since this year.

Lydia Go, a Korean-born New Zealander, won the Canadian Open on the LPGA Tour at the age of 15, setting the record for being the youngest player to win on the LPGA Tour. Subsequently, at the age of 17 she rose to number one in the world rankings, earning her a reputation as the ‘Golf Genius Girl’.

In the Rolex Women’s Golf World Rankings announced on the 29th, Lydia Ko also climbed back to the top of the world rankings in 5 years and 5 months since June 2017 with a ranking point of 7.52.

At the wedding ceremony, not only the Chairman Chung Eui-sun, but also the CEO of Hyundai Motor Group Jang Jae-hoon and the CEO of Kia Song Ho-seong were all present. Chung Mong-joon, chairman of the Asan Social Welfare Foundation, also attended the ceremony and congratulated them.

Among the figures in the financial sector, Ham Young-joo, chairman of Hana Financial Group, was reported to have attended. This is because of the extraordinary relationship between Lydia Go and Hana Financial Group. Hana Capital has been a sub-sponsor since 2020, and Hana Financial Group has been supporting as a main sponsor since this year.

From the spring of 2021, Lydia Go started a full relationship with Jung Joon. It is known that the two developed an affection while playing rounds in Florida and California.

The wedding ceremony held at Myeongdong Cathedral that day was informal, with only family, close friends and close acquaintances invited. Myeongdong Cathedral is known as a regular wedding venue for the Hyundai family. Last June, Chung Eui-sun, the eldest daughter of Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Eui-sun, also announced a wedding ceremony at Myeongdong Cathedral.

Reporter Kim Hyun-joo [email protected]

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