Sung Hyun Park Wins Walmart NWA; Returns To World No. 1

Sung Hyun Park
Sung Hyun Park poses with the trophy after winning the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G at Pinnacle CC on June 30, 2019 in Rogers, Arkansas. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Sung Hyun Park shot a final-round 66 at Pinnacle Country Club to secure a one-stroke victory at the 2019 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.

Park finished her final day in Rogers, Arkansas with six birdies, one bogeys and 11 pars en route to a 18-under par total, one clear of Danielle Kang, Hyo Joo Kim, and Inbee Park, who carded matching 65s to share second-place.

It was the seventh career LPGA title for the 25-year old from Seoul, South Korea. For her second victory of 2019, Park earned $300,000, bringing her season total to $734,266.

The win also moved her back to No. 1 in the Rolex world rankings.

“So it would definitely be good to be back on the top, but to be honest, there was a lot of pressure when I was the No. 1,” said Park, who won the HSBC Women’s World Championship earlier this year.

“But I wouldn’t want to sort of keep that in mind, because I would be under pressure. But then again, it would feel nice to be the No. 1.”

Brittany Altomare shot 66 to secure sole possession of fifth-place.

Final Top-5 Leaders

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Sung Hyun Park -18 (-5)
2. Danielle Kang -17 (-6)
3. Hyo Joo Kim -17 (-6)
3. Inbee Park -17 (-6)
5. Brittany Altomare -16 (-5)

Park’s Winning Stats

Driving: 289.7 yards
Fairways: 28/39, 71.8%
Greens: 45/54, 83.3%
Putts: 28.6 (avg)
Scores: 1 Eagle, 20 Birdies, 29 Pars, 4 Bogeys

Video: Park’s Final-Round Highlights

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“Celebration Plans”

“So, I would like to celebrate with my fellow players, especially Hyo Joo and Jin Young. They celebrated and congratulated me earlier. I would also like to sort of sit down and talk with my mom over dinner”
Sung Hyun Park

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