Chip-Ins: Congratulations To Inbee Park, Lydia Ko and Shanshan Feng On 2016 Rio Olympics Medals

Inbee Park (click to enlarge)

I have to admit that I have yet to watch rounds 3 and 4 of the women’s golf competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics. I was at work following scores on day 3 when I found out that Ariya Jutanugarn, who was having a disastrous round, pulled out with a knee injury. That completely gutted me. Win or lose, that would have been okay. But to get this far and not even be able to finish…seems unfair. My heart broke for her. Sure, she’s young and one imagines she will get another chance in Japan. But you know something, you never know about the future in sports. Go back four years ago and many of the qualifiers would have been different. At any rate, I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch the second half of the tournament. So there is no analysis of what happened from me, only congratulations to Inbee Park, Lydia Ko and Shanshan Feng on their medals. Also, I would offer praise to all of the women who came to Rio and honored the game with their spirited efforts. Just give me a few days. After I get over my Ariya heartbreak, I’ll watch the concluding two rounds and enjoy all that these great athletes brought to Brazil this Olympiad. Don’t get me wrong, I truly love the ladies of women’s golf and open my heart up for what they accomplished in Rio. I’m just so all in with Ariya Jutanugarn that things like this suck the energy out of me for a few days and I have to play catch up watching a tournament a day or two after it ends.

 

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GOLD MEDALIST: INBEE PARK, South Korea (-16)

 

SILVER MEDALIST: LYDIA KO, New Zealand (-11)

 

BRONZE MEDALIST: SHANSHAN FENG, China (-10)

 

INBEE, LYDIA and SHANSHAN

 

LEADERBOARD

Place Player Country Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total To par
1st Inbee Park South Korea 66 66 70 66 268 −16
2nd Lydia Ko New Zealand 69 70 65 69 273 −11
3rd Shanshan Feng China 70 67 68 69 274 −10
T4 Stacy Lewis United States 70 63 76 66 275 −9
Haru Nomura Japan 69 69 72 65
Amy Yang South Korea 73 65 70 67
T7 Brooke Henderson Canada 70 64 75 67 276 −8
Charley Hull Great Britain 68 66 74 68
Minjee Lee Australia 69 67 73 67
10 Suzann Pettersen Norway 71 69 69 68 277 −7
T11 Anna Nordqvist Sweden 71 70 68 69 278 −6
Gerina Piller United States 69 67 68 74
T13 Chun In-gee South Korea 70 66 72 71 279 −5
Nanna Koerstz Madsen Denmark 69 69 72 69
Su-Hyun Oh Australia 71 72 66 70
T16 Teresa Lu Chinese Taipei 70 67 73 70 280 −4
Paula Reto South Africa 74 67 68 71
Maria Verchenova Russia 75 70 73 62
T19 Lexi Thompson United States 68 71 76 66 281 −3
Mariajo Uribe Colombia 70 71 75 66
T21 Leona Maguire (a) Ireland 74 65 74 69 282 −2
Caroline Masson Germany 69 69 75 69
Azahara Muñoz Spain 68 69 73 72
Albane Valenzuela (a) Switzerland 71 68 72 71
T25 Sandra Gal Germany 71 74 69 69 283 −1
Kim Sei-young South Korea 66 73 73 71
Pornanong Phatlum Thailand 71 72 69 71
Marianne Skarpnord Norway 69 66 75 73
29 Catriona Matthew Great Britain 71 66 77 70 284 E
30 Alena Sharp Canada 72 69 75 69 285 +1
T31 Laetitia Beck Israel 75 70 71 70 286 +2
Candie Kung Chinese Taipei 67 68 76 75
Pernilla Lindberg Sweden 74 73 69 70
Gaby López Mexico 71 67 76 72
Stephanie Meadow Ireland 77 66 71 72
36 Nicole Broch Larsen Denmark 67 68 81 71 287 +3
37 Tiffany Chan (a) Hong Kong 71 75 73 69 288 +4
38 Xi Yu Lin China 72 74 74 69 289 +5
T39 Carlota Ciganda Spain 67 72 78 73 290 +6
Gwladys Nocera France 73 71 74 72
41 Aditi Ashok India 68 68 79 76 291 +7
42 Shiho Oyama Japan 70 71 77 74 292 +8
43 Christine Wolf Austria 71 69 77 76 293 +9
T44 Julieta Granada Paraguay 71 69 76 78 294 +10
Karine Icher France 73 72 73 76
Alejandra Llaneza Mexico 73 68 73 80
Ursula Wikström Finland 69 71 81 73
T48 Klára Spilková Czech Republic 77 73 71 74 295 +11
Noora Tamminen Finland 73 76 72 74
50 Ashleigh Simon South Africa 75 69 77 75 296 +12
51 Kelly Tan Malaysia 78 70 76 73 297 +13
52 Miriam Nagl Brazil 79 77 72 70 298 +14
T53 Victoria Lovelady Brazil 79 75 76 70 300 +16
Giulia Molinaro Italy 78 78 74 70
55 Giulia Sergas Italy 77 74 77 74 302 +18
56 Chloe Leurquin Belgium 79 78 71 75 303 +19
57 Fabienne In-Albon Switzerland 74 78 75 79 306 +22
58 Michelle Koh Malaysia 79 71 76 82 308 +24
59 Maha Haddioui Morocco 82 76 80 77 315 +31
WD Ariya Jutanugarn Thailand 65 71 WD WD 136 −6

2 thoughts on “Chip-Ins: Congratulations To Inbee Park, Lydia Ko and Shanshan Feng On 2016 Rio Olympics Medals

  1. Have to admit I was one who thought Inbee’s thumb injury would keep her from winning a medal. She not only won a medal, but it was the gold! Guess I will have to “eat crow” as they say in the USA.

    • I’m not sure what Inbee’a plans are moving forward, but after already exceeding what Se Ri Pak did, already qualifying for the Hall of Fame and already being a multiple Major winning dominant player, this gold medal sure feels like a completion of a stellar career. I’m pretty sure she’ll keep playing, but I don’t know what more she could do beyond this.

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