Sunday, July 14, 2013
Hee Young Park
Hee Young Park claimed her second career win on the LPGA Tour at the 2013 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, and she did it in recordsetting fashion. Or, rather, record-tying fashion.
Park and Angela Stanford finished 72 holes tied at 26-under-par 258, and then Hee Young won with a birdie on the third playoff hole. It's Park's second LPGA win, after the 2011 CME Titleholders, but her ninth career victory as a professional (six wins in Korea plus one win on the Ladies Asian Tour).
About that record business: Both Park and Stanford now share the LPGA's all-time 72-hole scoring record of 258. That mark was first established by Karen Stupples in 2004, and Park and Stanford are the first golfers to match it since. Park and Stanford also came within a stroke of tying the tour's all-time record for most strokes under par. Annika Sorenstam holds that record at 27-under, set in 2001.
So a pretty good week for "Rocket," Hee Young Park!