Walmart NW Arkansas Championship
Sung Hyun Park two-putted for birdie on the par-5 18th to win the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour victory of the season and seventh overall.
The 25-year-old Park is projected to move from second to first in the world ranking Monday. She will take the top spot from friend Jin Young Ko, the fellow South Korean player who poured water over Park’s head on the 18th green.
Park closed with a 5-under 66 to finish at 18-under 195 at Pinnacle Country Club. She tapped in a putt not much more than a foot on the 18th to beat Danielle Kang, Hyo Joo Kim and Inbee Park by a stroke.
Kang, Kim and Inbee Park each shot 65, with Kang playing the final five holes in 5 under.
Park birdied all four par-5 holes in the final round. She played the 18th in 4 under for the three rounds, making an eagle on Friday and a birdie Saturday for a share the second-round lead.
Park won the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore in early March and was second last week in Minnesota in the major KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.