Newsmakers (April 19): In-Bee Park Earns LPGA Top 10
|In-Bee Park of Eustis, Fla., tied for eighth at the LPGA Takefuji Classic. (AJGA/Rob Coleman)|
AJGA players, both present and past, fared well this past weekend in LPGA Tour and PGA TOUR events. In-Bee Park of Eustis, Fla., tied for eighth at the LPGA Takefuji Classic. The 15-year-old shot 2-under-par for the tournament with scores of 71-72-71—214. Park has been a first-team Rolex Junior All-American for the past two years, earning Rolex Junior Player of the Year honors in 2002. Park was an honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American in 2001.
While Park tied for eigth, AJGA alumna Cristie Kerr of Miami won the LPGA Takefuji Classic to earn her second career LPGA victory. The three-time, first-team Rolex Junior All-American and 1995 Rolex Junior Player of the Year outlasted rookie Seol-An Jeon in a seven-hole playoff. Read the story on LPGA.com and at The Daily Commercial.
In PGA TOUR action, Stewart Cink shot a final-round 64 to stage the second-biggest comeback in PGA TOUR history after overcoming a nine-stroke deficit and then winning a five-hole playoff with Ted Purdy at the MCI Heritage. Cink was a first-team Rolex Junior All-American in 1990 and a member of the third team in 1989. Read the story on PGATOUR.com.
Brian Harman of Savannah, Ga., the current Rolex Junior Player of the Year, received a sponsor's exemption into the MCI Heritage, although he missed the cut.