Chun enjoying 'adventure' of first U.S. Women's Open

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LANCASTER, Pa. – In Gee Chun is making quite a U.S. Women’s Open debut at Lancaster Country Club.

Chun, who at 20 is already a seven-time winner on the Korean LPGA Tour, shot a 2-under-par 68 Saturday, leaving her in solo third place, four shots off the lead.

It’s Chun’s first USGA event of any kind. She has a good guide. Veteran caddie Dean Herden, who toted for former world No. 1 Jiyai Shin, is Chun’s caddie this week.


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“Everything I experience here, it is new, completely new,” Chun said. “So this is an adventure to me. Tomorrow it's going to be the same thing. Everything is going to be very fun. I just want to be enjoying every bit of the time. I don't care about the result in advance, I will just enjoy every time of the shot.”

Chun relished playing with Hall of Famer Karrie Webb on Saturday.

“She turned pro when I was 4,” Chun said. “She was such a legend to me, and it was a great honor to play with her. I enjoyed it a lot. It was a great round.”