Golf: Park Sung-Hyun triumphant in TCC Ladies Invitational
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 08, 2019 05:59 PM
Top-ranked Park Sung-Hyun survived a late rally from Filipina amateur golf standout Yuka Saso to win The Country Club Ladies Invitational in Sta. Rosa, Laguna (Photo courtesy of LPGT.ph)
World No.1 ranked female golfer Park Sung-Hyun of South Korea proved why she was the best in the world as she finished with a 74 in the third round to win the first The Country Club Ladies Invitational, which was held from March 6 to 8 at The Country Club in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
The win for Park wasn't without challenge however, as Filipina amateur standout Yuka Saso gave the top-ranked professional quite the scare, as she closed in on Park, even coming within one with just two holes remaining.
A double-bogey on the par-3 17th hole however, doomed Saso's chances of scoring the monumental upset, as Park coasted to a seven-under win, with a 209 total.
Saso, an Asian Games Gold Medalist, finished with a 211 total, four short of Park's winning tally.
Rounding out the top five are Filipinas Dottie Ardina (+3) and Princess Superal (+5), while Thailand's Moonchu Pattaraporn, Supamas Sangchan, and Wannasiri Sirisampant were all tied for fifth at +8.
Park was impressive all throughout the three-day tournament, finishing the first round with with a 69, and followed up with an even more impressive 66.
With the win, Park, a two-time Majors winner, took home a cool $15,000, while
The tournament win was a good way to celebrate her newly-inked sponsorship agreement with Solaire Resort and Casino.