The following is a translated summary of a report from the local press. It has been edited for clarity, including the addition of links and information needed for readers unfamiliar with Jeju. — Ed.
Lydia Ko, 16, claimed the New Zealand women’s golf championship on Feb. 10 pocketing a 200,000 euro prize in the process. Golfing sensation Ko, who was the youngest to win the championship, was born in Seoul and left to live in New Zealand at age six. However, islanders point to her Jeju heritage as both her parents hail from the island. — Jeju Sori