Sung Hyun Park Reclaims No. 1 World Ranking with Playoff Win in Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sung Hyun Park blew one chance to jump back on top of the world Sunday. The South Korean star made sure it didn't happen again.
After missing a short birdie putt on the final hole of regulation and leaving the door open for Lizette Salas, Park made a 15-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff to win the Indy Women in Tech Championship and reclaim the No. 1 spot.
The 25-year-old South Korean held top spot for one week last November.
If she continues playing like she did this weekend, Park could retain it for quite a while.
She became the second three-time winner on tour this season and now won five LPGA Tour titles over the past two years — including two majors.
And aside from a rare mishit, which led to a double bogey Saturday, Park played the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course almost flawlessly.
She opened with a 68 on Thursday, followed with a 63 on Friday and started in the next-to-last pairing after settling for 66 on Saturday.
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