Sung Hyun Park
Name:Sung Hyun Park
Born:Sept 21, 1993 in Seoul, South Korea.
Played as the HSBC Women's World Championship (Feb 28-Mar 3; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Minjee Lee (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Sung Hyun Park (S Kor). [New Tanjong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore].
Played as the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G (June 28-30). Second-placed Danielle Kang (USA), Hyo Joo Kim (S Kor) and Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Sung Hyun Park (S Kor). [Pinnacle CC, Rogers, Arkansas].
Played as the Indy Women in Tech Championship driven by Group 1001 (Aug 16-19). Park (S Kor) beat Lizette Salas (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to claim her third LPGA Tour title of 2018. [Brickyard Crossing GC, Indianapolis, IN].
The KPMG Women's PGA Championship (64th) (Jun 28-Jul 1). Park (S Kor) beat So-yeon Ryu (S Kor) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record her second major championship win. Nasa Hataoka (Jpn) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Kemper Lakes GC, Kildeer, nr Chicago, IL].
Played as the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic (May 3-6). Second-placed Lindy Duncan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sung Hyun Park (S Kor). Reduced to 36-holes due to bad weather on the opening Thursday and Friday. [Old American GC, The Colony, nr Dallas, TX].
Park (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour 2017 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Using a season-long points system (based on finishes in Tour events), Park accumulated 1,620 pts; Angel Yin (USA) was second with 732 pts; Nelly Korda (USA) third with 599 pts. Leading rookie Park was also the Tour's leading money winner in 2017, with earnings of $2,335,883.
Played as the Canadian Pacific Women's Open (Aug 24-27). Second-placed Mirim Lee (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Sung Hyun Park (S Kor), whose final round 64 (-7) clinched her second LPGA Tour win. [Ottawa H&GC, Ottawa, Ontario].
LPGA Tour rookie Park (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour 2017 Money List, with season earnings of $2,335,883 on the Tour. So-yeon Ryu (S Kor) was second with $1,981,593; Lexi Thompson (USA) was third with $1,877,181.
LPGA Tour rookie Sung Hyun Park (S Kor) and So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) were joint winners of the LPGA Rolex Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors. Lexi Thompson (USA) and Shanshan Feng (China) were jointly third with 159 pts each.
The US Women's Open conducted by the USGA (72nd) (July 13-16). Second-placed Hye-jin Choi (S Kor, amateur, aged 17) finished 2 shots behind Park (S Kor), who won her first LPGA Tour event and first major championship. [Trump Natl GC, Bedminster, New Jersey].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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