Although Sung Hyun Park is an LPGA Tour rookie, she certainly hasn’t been playing
like one in 2017.
Park, who captured the U.S. Women’s Open earlier this year, fired a 7-under-par 64 on Sunday –
the round of the day – to win the CP Women’s Open by two shots over Mirim Lee.
“I think it was a perfect game today,” she said. “There were no mistakes today and I think it was
Park is essentially a lock for the LPGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year award this year thanks to her
her major victory at the US Women’s Open a few weeks ago followed by her win in Ottawa this
week. She made no bogeys Sunday and birdied two of her final three holes to lock up her
seventh top-10 finish of the year.
“Because I am a rookie, I don’t really worry about every shot,” explained Park. “I just did every
shot with confidence. My confidence made me do well this year.”
Lee had two eagles on her scorecard and locked up her best result since her victory earlier this
year at the Kia Classic.
Shanshan Feng, Marina Alex, Cristie Kerr, In Gee Chun and Nicole Broch Larsen finished in a
five-way tie for third at 10-under 274.
In front of hordes of adoring Canadian fans, Brooke Henderson locked in her career-best finish at
the CP Women’s Open. Henderson needed three birdies on the back nine on Sunday to fight her
way back to even par for the day and into a tie for 12th at -7 (277).
“Today didn’t go quite as well as I would have liked,” Henderson said. “But still having that
support around me was amazing and I’m going to remember this week forever.”
On Sunday, Henderson collected her 11th top-15 finish of the season. On Monday, she will hop
on the first flight out to Portland, Oregon, to defend her back-to-back Cambia Portland Classic
Even though she signed autographs for over an hour after her round, Henderson is ready to get
back on the course this upcoming week.
“I’m eager to get there,” she added. “I feel like I left some things out on the table right now. So I’m
excited to get started on Thursday and hopefully defend for the third time in Portland.”