Heroics and Heartbreak: Angela Stanford Wins 2012 HSBC Women’s Champions In Playoff After Jenny Shin Stumbles On The Final Regulation Hole

Angela Stanford

Being a champion in sports isn’t only about skill and athleticism. Sometimes the unexpected happens and the pressure is magnified. In those situations, you have to deal with adversity better than your opponent. In the final round of the 2012 HSBC Women’s Champions, Angela Stanford won a four woman playoff for her 5th LPGA title, but the real story happened on the 18th hole in regulation. Jenny Shin left the 17th hole with a 1-shot lead and was playing well. Then the weather halted play with rain and lightning in the area. During a long delay, Shin was left to reflect on what could possibly be the moment of her professional life at only 19. Once play resumed, for just one more regulation hole, she hit probably the worst shot she’s hit all week hooking hard left into the trees and more importantly into a position where she had no shot. Forced to take a drop, she eventually double bogeyed while Stanford bogeyed and ended up going from 1-up before the weather delay to a playoff with Na Yeon Choi, Shanshan Feng and eventual champion Angela Stanford.

Jenny Shin takes a drop

I am a big Seoul Sister fan, meaning a fan of the Korean heritage players (which includes Korean-Americans and other nationalities). It has been a tough month watching players twice give up leads on the final hole in regulation. In the opening event in Australia, So Yeon Ryu and Hee Kyung Seo both were 1-up on the field when they both bogeyed the final hole, leading to a six woman playoff won by Jessica Korda. Here, Jenny Shin loses her 1 shot lead to lose to Stanford. I like Korda and Stanford, so I have no problem with either of them winning. In fact, I applaud both. But watching how the Seoul Sisters have given up chances to win in 2 of the first 3 events of the year has been painful.

Angela and caddie, Brian Dilley

However, as I said I applaud Angela’s win. Jenny still had a chance in the playoff. Angela kept it together just enough to give herself the win. She dealt with the delay better than Shin. And for that, she earns…EARNS…her fifth LPGA win and first since February of 2009.

JENNY SHIN

NA YEON CHOI

SHANSHAN FENG

AI MIYAZATO

MIKA MIYAZATO

Ai Miyazato, Mika Miyazato (both from Okinawa prefecture but not related)

KATIE FUTCHER

YANI TSENG

IN KYUNG KIM

MOMOKO UEDA

AZAHARA MUNOZ

SO YEON RYU

VICKY HURST

SANDRA GAL

POS START CNTRY PLAYER TO PAR THRU TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL MONEY
1 T1 USA
STANFORD, Angela
-10 F -1 66 70 71 71 278 $210,000
T2 T5 KOR
CHOI, Na Yeon
-10 F -4 68 71 71 68 278 $102,564
T2 4 CHN
FENG, Shanshan
-10 F -3 69 71 69 69 278 $102,564
T2 T1 KOR
SHIN, Jenny
-10 F -1 69 67 71 71 278 $102,564
5 T5 TPE
TSENG, Yani
-9 F -3 71 72 67 69 279 $60,780
T6 T9 JPN
MIYAZATO, Ai
-7 F -3 69 70 73 69 281 $45,677
T6 8 KOR
KIM, I.K.
-7 F -2 68 72 71 70 281 $45,677
T8 T12 USA
HURST, Vicky
-6 F -3 69 73 71 69 282 $33,030
T8 T9 KOR
PARK, Hee Young
-6 F -2 71 68 73 70 282 $33,030
T8 T5 KOR
SHIN, Jiyai
-6 F E 70 70 70 72 282 $33,030
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T11 T9 KOR
RYU, So Yeon
-5 F -1 68 73 71 71 283 $26,705
T11 T1 USA
FUTCHER, Katie
-5 F +4 69 67 71 76 283 $26,705
T13 T21 JPN
UEDA, Momoko
-4 F -3 68 75 72 69 284 $23,427
T13 T12 KOR
YOO, Sun Young
-4 F -1 70 70 73 71 284 $23,427
T15 T23 ENG
STUPPLES, Karen
-3 F -3 72 72 72 69 285 $20,235
T15 T16 DEU
GAL, Sandra
-3 F -1 72 71 71 71 285 $20,235
T15 T12 KOR
LEE, Ji-Hee
-3 F E 71 69 73 72 285 $20,235
T18 T30 PRY
GRANADA, Julieta
-2 F -3 70 73 74 69 286 $16,376
T18 T23 SCT
MATTHEW, Catriona
-2 F -2 74 70 72 70 286 $16,376
T18 T23 KOR
PAK, Se Ri
-2 F -2 72 72 72 70 286 $16,376
T18 T23 KOR
CHOI, Chella
-2 F -2 72 70 74 70 286 $16,376
T18 T23 KOR
YANG, Amy
-2 F -2 68 75 73 70 286 $16,376
T18 T16 USA
LEWIS, Stacy
-2 F E 71 75 68 72 286 $16,376
T18 T16 ESP
MUNOZ, Azahara
-2 F E 70 70 74 72 286 $16,376
T25 T40 NOR
PETTERSEN, Suzann
-1 F -5 73 69 78 67 287 $13,040
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T25 T30 USA
PRESSEL, Morgan
-1 F -2 74 72 71 70 287 $13,040
T25 T30 AUS
WEBB, Karrie
-1 F -2 72 72 73 70 287 $13,040
T25 T23 SWE
HJORTH, Maria
-1 F -1 73 74 69 71 287 $13,040
T25 T16 KOR
PARK, Inbee
-1 F +1 70 72 72 73 287 $13,040
30 T30 USA
MCPHERSON, Kristy
E F -1 69 75 73 71 288 $11,567
T31 T37 USA
BLUMENHERST, Amanda
+1 F -2 73 74 72 70 289 $10,461
T31 T30 KOR
KANG, Jimin
+1 F E 71 75 71 72 289 $10,461
T31 T21 USA
LANG, Brittany
+1 F +2 72 70 73 74 289 $10,461
T31 T16 SWE
NORDQVIST, Anna
+1 F +3 71 72 71 75 289 $10,461
T35 T40 USA
KERR, Cristie
+2 F -2 69 74 77 70 290 $8,878
T35 T37 KOR
LEE, Meena
+2 F -1 72 74 73 71 290 $8,878
T35 T23 TPE
HUNG, Amy
+2 F +2 72 74 70 74 290 $8,878
T35 T12 JPN
MIYAZATO, Mika
+2 F +5 72 70 71 77 290 $8,878
T39 T45 USA
LINCICOME, Brittany
+3 F -2 71 74 76 70 291 $7,662
T39 T40 USA
GULBIS, Natalie
+3 F -1 78 71 71 71 291 $7,662
T39 T40 TPE
KUNG, Candie
+3 F -1 74 74 72 71 291 $7,662
T42 36 ESP
RECARI, Beatriz
+4 F +2 74 73 71 74 292 $6,925
T42 T30 SWE
GUSTAFSON, Sophie
+4 F +3 72 72 73 75 292 $6,925
44 T40 NLD
BOELJON, Christel
+5 F +1 73 75 72 73 293 $6,483
45 T45 GBR
REID, Melissa
+6 F +1 75 72 74 73 294 $6,262
46 T49 AUS
HULL, Katherine
+7 F E 74 72 77 72 295 $6,041
T47 T51 THA
PHATLUM, Pornanong
+8 F E 71 75 78 72 296 $5,599
T47 T51 USA
O’TOOLE, Ryann
+8 F E 74 79 71 72 296 $5,599
T47 T45 KOR
HAN, Hee-Won
+8 F +3 70 76 75 75 296 $5,599
T50 T49 KOR
SEO, Hee Kyung
+9 F +2 74 76 73 74 297 $5,083
T50 T45 USA
WARD, Wendy
+9 F +4 74 72 75 76 297 $5,083
52 T53 USA
KIM, Mindy
+10 F +1 73 77 75 73 298 $4,862
53 T37 ENG
DAVIES, Laura
+11 F +8 72 72 75 80 299 $4,714
54 55 KOR
JI, Eun-Hee
+12 F +2 72 77 77 74 300 $4,568
55 T53 USA
JOH, Tiffany
+13 F +4 79 71 75 76 301 $4,420
56 56 USA
MACKENZIE, Paige
+15 F +3 77 76 75 75 303 $4,272
57 58 USA
KIM, Christina
+16 F -1 81 81 71 71 304 $4,126
58 57 USA
HARIGAE, Mina
+20 F +6 77 76 77 78 308 $3,978
59 59 USA
WIE, Michelle
+22 F +3 79 81 75 75 310 $3,832
60 60 SGP
*KOH, Sock Hwee
+37 F +7 82 86 78 79 325
WD USA
CREAMER, Paula
+1 71 74 145
WD USA
HURST, Pat
+3 72 75 147
WD KOR
KIM, Song-Hee
+7 79 79

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