Evian-les-Bains, France (Sports Network) - Inbee Park birdied the last three
holes Sunday to earn her second LPGA Tour victory at the Evian Masters.
Park fired a 6-under 66 and finished the championship at 17-under 271. She won
by two strokes over fellow third-round leader Stacy Lewis (68) and Hall of
Famer Karrie Webb (67).
This was Park's first victory on tour since she captured the 2008 U.S. Women's
Open at Interlachen at the age of 19. She was on a great run when she arrived
at Evian Masters Golf Club with four straight top 10s, including a playoff
loss at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.
On Sunday, Park put on a putting clinic. Armed with a 1-shot lead on the par-5
18th green, Park rolled in a 20-foot birdie to punctuate her victory.
The shame of this win for Park is that it maybe came a year too early. Next
year, the Evian Masters will become a major championship, but either way, Park
is glad for the victory.
Reigning LPGA Champion Shanshan Feng holed out for eagle from a bunker at the
18th to shoot a 6-under 66. She tied for fourth place with 2007 winner Natalie
Gulbis (68) and amateur Hyo Joo Kim (68) at 14-under par.
Anna Nordqvist posted a 4-under 68 and finished seventh at 12-under 276. Se Ri
Pak managed a 3-under 69, which was good for eighth place at minus-11.
MORE TO FOLLOW.
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