Sunday, March 10, 2013
It's Pettersen Over Park by a Hair in China on the LET!
Suzann Pettersen must love Asia! She won twice in a row in last fall's Asian Swing on the LPGA (matching her 2007 feat there) and has just added another Asian title to her resume by beating Inbee Park in the LET's World Ladies Championship! It was a little bit of a gift from Park, who seems to have a gift for finishing 2nd (both on the LPGA and JLPGA). While Pettersen was screaming up the leaderboard with 6 birdies in her 1st 13 holes, Park followed up a 4-birdies-in-5-holes run as she made the turn with a costly bogey on the short par-4 15th. And even though Pettersen could only par out, Park didn't make a birdie until the final hole to fall 1 shot short. (She and Ha-Neul Kim did team up to win the team title, and if fellow Koreans Soo Jin Yang and Bo-Mee Suh had entered as a team, they would have finished runners-up.) Defending champion Shanshan Feng closed with a 66 of her own to take 3rd place. Looks like the hottest golfers of the end of 2012 not named Stacy Lewis or Ji-Yai Shin are picking up this season where they left off last season!