Inbee Park Wins 2012 Evian Masters

Inbee Park, 2012 Evian Master winner (click for larger image)

2008 United States Women’s Open champion Inbee Park captured her 2nd LPGA, and first Ladies European Tour, victory by winning the 2012 Evian Masters. Queen Bee (as I call her sometimes…especially when she’s playing well) fired an 8 birdie, 2 bogey 6-under 66 for 17-under overall, besting by 2 shots Stacy Lewis and Hall of Famer Karrie Webb, both at 15-under. Stacy Lewis roared out of the gate with a first round course record 63, but was stymied by a 3rd round 73. She nailed a long eagle putt on 18, but it was not enough.

In Bee Park (click for larger image)

The old golf adage is you drive for show, but you putt for dough and Inbee had a sizzling putter on the final day. Right after Stacy dropped her eagle putt on 18, all Inbee needed was a two putt par for the win at 16-under. But why take two putts when you can nail the long birdie putt for 17-under? That’s just what Inbee did, showing no nerves at all. The win makes Inbee’s second global win of the year, as she won the Fudokin Ladies in Japan in May by 2 strokes over the peripatetic Shanshan Feng, who plays everywhere it seems.

Hyo-Joo Kim (click for larger image)

Along with Inbee, the player I come away from Evian excited about is the sensational South Korean amateur, Hyo-Joo Kim. She has won already on the KLPGA and JLPGA this year. A win at Evian would have added a co-sponsored LPGA and LET win. She wasn’t able to win it, but was very impressive finishing tied for 4th, shooting rounds of 69-68-69-68. There always seems to be a new young phenom these days, but look out for Hyo-Joo. She seems like the real deal. I wrote earlier this year about her win on the LPGA of Japan: 16-Year Old Amateur Becomes Youngest Winner on JLPGA. She’s now 17, and looking as good as ever.

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INBEE PARK

Inbee Park and Na Yeon Choi

Inbee Park with Hee Young Park, Se Ri Pak and Na Yeon Choi

 

 

 

 

BRITTANY LANG

Hole in one on 2nd hole!

CARLOTA CIGANDA

CHEYENNE WOODS

CRISTIE KERR

 

 

HEE YOUNG PARK

 

 

HYO-JOO KIM

KARRIE WEBB

MICHELLE WIE

MIKI SAIKI

MOMOKO UEDA

NATALIE GULBIS

PAULA CREAMER

STACY LEWIS

SUZANN PETTERSEN

Pos Name 1 2 3 4 Today Total Strokes Purse
1 Inbee Park 71 64 70 66 -6 -17 271 $487,500
T2 Karrie Webb 70 69 67 67 -5 -15 273 $258,309
T2 Stacy Lewis 63 69 73 68 -4 -15 273 $258,309
T4 Shanshan Feng 68 72 68 66 -6 -14 274 $151,632
T4 Hyo-Joo Kim 69 68 69 68 -4 -14 274 -
T4 Natalie Gulbis 69 69 68 68 -4 -14 274 $151,632
7 Anna Nordqvist 72 67 69 68 -4 -12 276 $110,651
8 Se Ri Pak 70 69 69 69 -3 -11 277 $92,619
T9 Beatriz Recari 71 66 75 66 -6 -10 278 $73,495
T9 Ilhee Lee 66 67 76 69 -3 -10 278 $73,495
T9 Paula Creamer 68 67 73 70 -2 -10 278 $73,495
T12 Giulia Sergas 71 72 69 67 -5 -9 279 $55,775
T12 Momoko Ueda 69 72 69 69 -3 -9 279 $55,775
T12 Karine Icher 70 72 68 69 -3 -9 279 $55,775
T12 Cristie Kerr 71 69 67 72 E -9 279 $55,775
T16 Meena Lee 69 69 72 70 -2 -8 280 $42,949
T16 Azahara Munoz 70 68 72 70 -2 -8 280 $42,949
T16 Mika Miyazato 67 69 73 71 -1 -8 280 $42,949
T16 Lindsey Wright 71 70 68 71 -1 -8 280 $42,949
T16 Lee-Anne Pace 69 71 68 72 E -8 280 $42,949
T21 Ai Miyazato 71 70 70 70 -2 -7 281 $36,392
T21 Julieta Granada 74 65 71 71 -1 -7 281 $36,392
T21 Hee Young Park 65 72 71 73 +1 -7 281 $36,392
T24 Brittany Lang 71 69 74 68 -4 -6 282 $30,186
T24 Amy Yang 72 68 73 69 -3 -6 282 $30,186
T24 I.K. Kim 69 73 71 69 -3 -6 282 $30,186
T24 Hee Kyung Seo 71 69 71 71 -1 -6 282 $30,186
T24 Mirim Lee 73 68 70 71 -1 -6 282 $30,186
T24 Carlota Ciganda 73 69 66 74 +2 -6 282 $30,186
T24 Suzann Pettersen 69 71 68 74 +2 -6 282 $30,186
T31 Chella Choi 73 68 72 70 -2 -5 283 $24,753
T31 So Yeon Ryu 73 65 72 73 +1 -5 283 $24,753
T31 Jiyai Shin 69 69 71 74 +2 -5 283 $24,753
T34 Ha-Neul Kim 70 71 73 70 -2 -4 284 $22,293
T34 Hee-Won Han 72 69 69 74 +2 -4 284 $22,293
T36 Mariajo Uribe 67 74 74 70 -2 -3 285 $19,754
T36 Brittany Lincicome 73 67 73 72 E -3 285 $19,754
T36 Katherine Hull 71 70 72 72 E -3 285 $19,754
T36 Haeji Kang 72 70 68 75 +3 -3 285 $19,754
T40 Alison Walshe 76 69 72 69 -3 -2 286 $16,065
T40 Juli Inkster 71 75 70 70 -2 -2 286 $16,065
T40 Na Yeon Choi 75 70 70 71 -1 -2 286 $16,065
T40 Catriona Matthew 74 72 69 71 -1 -2 286 $16,065
T40 Pornanong Phatlum 72 70 72 72 E -2 286 $16,065
T40 Becky Morgan 70 71 69 76 +4 -2 286 $16,065
T46 Maria Hjorth 72 69 75 71 -1 -1 287 $13,196
T46 Jessica Korda 77 67 72 71 -1 -1 287 $13,196
T46 Sun Young Yoo 73 68 71 75 +3 -1 287 $13,196
T46 Jenny Shin 73 69 69 76 +4 -1 287 $13,196
T50 Pernilla Lindberg 74 72 70 72 E E 288 $11,720
T50 Cheyenne Woods 71 69 70 78 +6 E 288 $11,720
T52 Christina Kim 73 67 73 76 +4 +1 289 $10,984
T52 Ji Na Yim 72 69 71 77 +5 +1 289 $10,984
T54 Miki Saiki 76 69 76 69 -3 +2 290 $9,835
T54 Jennifer Song 73 72 73 72 E +2 290 $9,835
T54 Ran Hong 74 68 75 73 +1 +2 290 $9,835
T54 Hye Youn Kim 73 72 72 73 +1 +2 290 $9,835
T54 Danielle Kang 75 70 71 74 +2 +2 290 $9,835
T59 Carly Booth 72 73 74 72 E +3 291 $8,689
T59 Shin-Ae Ahn 74 72 72 73 +1 +3 291 $8,689
61 Min-Young Lee 74 72 74 72 E +4 292 $8,197
T62 Amanda Blumenherst 73 73 77 70 -2 +5 293 $7,951
T62 Cindy LaCrosse 76 69 73 75 +3 +5 293 $7,951
T64 Laura Davies 73 72 79 70 -2 +6 294 $7,377
T64 Jennifer Johnson 73 70 78 73 +1 +6 294 $7,377
T64 Sandra Gal 69 76 76 73 +1 +6 294 $7,377
T64 Michelle Wie 73 72 76 73 +1 +6 294 $7,377
T64 Jodi Ewart 70 76 73 75 +3 +6 294 $7,377
69 Mina Harigae 75 71 71 78 +6 +7 295 $6,884
70 Kaori Ohe 74 71 68 83 +11 +8 296 $6,721
T71 Caroline Afonso 73 73 78 73 +1 +9 297 $6,517
T71 Anais Maggetti 76 69 76 76 +4 +9 297 $6,517
73 Linda Wessberg 75 69 77 77 +5 +10 298 $6,392
74 Gwladys Nocera 71 75 75 79 +7 +12 300 $6,310
75 Felicity Johnson 73 73 79 76 +4 +13 301 $6,229
T76 Helen Alfredsson 71 76 MC MC - - 147 -
T76 Katie Futcher 74 73 MC MC - - 147 -
T76 Vicky Hurst 74 73 MC MC - - 147 -
T76 Eun-Hee Ji 75 72 MC MC - - 147 -
T76 Kristy McPherson 74 73 MC MC - - 147 -
T76 Gerina Piller 75 72 MC MC - - 147 -
T76 Angela Stanford 76 71 MC MC - - 147 -
T76 Yani Tseng 76 71 MC MC - - 147 -
T84 Christel Boeljon 75 73 MC MC - - 148 -
T84 Mindy Kim 76 72 MC MC - - 148 -
T84 Jeong Eun Lee 77 71 MC MC - - 148 -
T84 Jiayun Li 72 76 MC MC - - 148 -
T88 Wendy Doolan 75 74 MC MC - - 149 -
T88 Tiffany Joh 78 71 MC MC - - 149 -
T88 Jimin Kang 74 75 MC MC - - 149 -
T88 Karen Lunn 71 78 MC MC - - 149 -
T88 You-Na Park 74 75 MC MC - - 149 -
T88 Morgan Pressel 76 73 MC MC - - 149 -
T88 Melissa Reid 73 76 MC MC - - 149 -
T88 Jade Schaeffer 73 76 MC MC - - 149 -
T88 Lexi Thompson 74 75 MC MC - - 149 -
T97 Candie Kung 77 73 MC MC - - 150 -
T97 Caroline Masson 76 74 MC MC - - 150 -
T97 Karen Stupples 81 69 MC MC - - 150 -
T100 Amy Hung 74 77 MC MC - - 151 -
T100 Trish Johnson 77 74 MC MC - - 151 -
T100 Ryann O’Toole 75 76 MC MC - - 151 -
T103 Sophie Giquel-Bettan 77 75 MC MC - - 152 -
T103 Sophie Gustafson 79 73 MC MC - - 152 -
T103 Xiyu Lin 74 78 MC MC - - 152 -
T103 Diana Luna 76 76 MC MC - - 152 -
T107 Anne-Lise Caudal 80 74 MC MC - - 154 -
T107 Karin Sjodin 77 77 MC MC - - 154 -
T107 Line Vedel 74 80 MC MC - - 154 -
T110 Rye-Jung Lee 78 77 MC MC - - 155 -
T110 Sharmila Nicollet 74 81 MC MC - - 155

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