LPGA Malaysia, Sime Darby, Inbee Park Wins

Inbee Park

Inbee Park, of South Korea, became the winner of the Sime Darby in Kuala Lumpur, at  the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club on Sunday.  The former 2008  US Open Champion beat defending Sime Darby Champion Na Yeon Choi by two strokes after a blistering last round of -4 under par, 67, enabled her to lift the Trophy.

Inbee knew the defending Champion liked the KLGCC course;

“I knew that Na Yeon was really strong on this golf course and I knew she really liked this golf course. So I knew I had to go really low today to win. Coming in I knew No. 15 through 18 are tough coming in holes, I knew I had to make a lot of birdies before that. I love coming here, eating good food. I love the people here. The people are so kind here. Maybe not so much the weather because it’s too hot for me, but I think I’m going to try to like it because I won here. I’m currently No. 1 on the LPGA Money List. I want to finish right there. I’ve got to finish strong these last few events because a lot of girls are very good.”

It was good to see the 38-year-old Aussie Karrie Webb enjoying her best finish on the Tour lately, after coming in third at -12 under par. A member of the Hall of Fame, Karrie has won 38 times on Tour in her career, the most for an active player on the LPGA Tour. It is nice to see that she can still contest against the younger brigade, at her age it gives you an insight into her character and determination.