“I know there’s a lot of opportunities on this golf course.’
“There is a possibility that we can go really low, so I think I’m just happy to be in contention for the final round. Yeah, I feel like my putting’s getting better and better, so hopefully, I can hole some putts (Sunday).” – Inbee Park on Saturday at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic
The former world No. 1 kept her word in the final round on Sunday, firing a 10-under 61 for her 10th career victory on Sunday at Grey Silo in Waterloo, Ont.
Park finished at 23 under, three shots ahead of Cristie Kerr, who came in with an eight-under 63 of her own, while overnight leader Shanshan Feng was third at 18 under.
Park put up five birdies on each of the front and back nine on Sunday.
“Seems like today, you know, my ball was just in the hole,” said Park, adding that the victory came at a perfect time to set some momentum leading up to the U.S. Women’s Open in a couple of weeks.
“This week’s definitely a huge, huge help for me because I got a confidence boost before going to the U.S. Open. Coming to this three-week stretch I really wanted to have a trophy before I played the big major tournaments,” said Park, who won the first three majors a year ago.
Sue Kim of Langley, B.C., was top Canadian after tying for 35th at eight under following her final round 68. Amateur Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., and Hamilton’s Alena Sharp tied for 45th at six under.
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