Park at the 2013 Women's British Open
24 May 1987 |
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA (joined 2008)
KLPGA (joined 2005)
|Number of wins by tour|
|LPGA of Korea Tour||6|
|Ladies Asian Golf Tour||1|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||T7: 2013|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T4: 2016|
|U.S. Women's Open||T9: 2009|
|Women's British Open||T2: 2013|
|Evian Championship||T19: 2013|
|Achievements and awards|
|KLPGA Rookie of the Year||2005|
|Revised Romanization||Bak Hui-yeong|
Early golf career
As an amateur, Park was a three time member of the South Korean National team. Park was twice runner-up in the South Korea Amateur Open.
2005 was Park's first full year as a professional golfer. She won three times on the LPGA of Korea Tour which earned her rookie of the year honors. Park won another two KLPGA tournaments in 2006.
LPGA Tour career
Park earned her tour card at the 2007 LPGA qualifying school. She played in 28 LPGA events in 2008 and made the cut in 22 of them. Her best finish was a T4 and she earned $474,744 for the year, 35th on the tour's money list.
At the second LPGA event of 2009, Honda LPGA Thailand, Park shot an opening round 79 in the tournament. Shortly after her round was completed, Park had to go to a hospital. She was treated and released. Park completed the tournament, shooting rounds of 64, 69, 65, which enabled her to finish in solo second place three shots behind Lorena Ochoa. Later in 2009, Park finished second at the Mizuno Classic.
Her second victory came in July 2013 at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Canada. Tied with Angela Stanford at 258 (–26) after 72 holes, the two went to a sudden-death playoff on the par-5 18th hole. Park birdied the hole three times in regulation (par on Friday) and three times in the playoff to win.
As of 2011, Park's sister Choo Young, is a player on the Korean LPGA Tour. Her sister will begin her rookie year on the LPGA Tour in 2015, after finishing in a tie for 11th place at Stage III of LPGA Q School in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Professional wins (9)
LPGA Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||20 Nov 2011||CME Group Titleholders||71-69-69-70=279||−9||2 strokes|| Paula Creamer
|2||14 Jul 2013||Manulife Financial LPGA Classic||65-67-61-65=258||−26||Playoff||Angela Stanford||195,000|
LPGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||2013||Manulife Financial LPGA Classic||Angela Stanford||Won with birdie on third extra hole|
LPGA of Korea Tour wins (6)
- 2004 Hite Cup (as an amateur)
- 2005 PAVV Invitational, two other wins
- 2006 Phoenix Park Classic, Lake Hills Classic
Ladies Asian Golf Tour wins (1)
- 2006 Thailand Ladies Open
Results in LPGA majors
Results not in chronological order before 2015.
|Women's PGA Championship||DNP||CUT||CUT||CUT||T14||14||T51||CUT||CUT||T4||CUT|
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||CUT||T9||T41||T45||CUT||CUT||T15||CUT||T65||CUT|
|Women's British Open||DNP||T14||T11||T55||T43||T33||T2||67||CUT||CUT||DNP|
|The Evian Championship ^||T19||T20||CUT||T36||DNP|
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|Women's PGA Championship||0||0||0||1||1||3||10||4|
|U.S. Women's Open||0||0||0||0||1||2||11||5|
|Women's British Open||0||1||0||1||1||3||9||7|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||0||2||4||3|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (2010 U.S. Open – 2012 LPGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)
LPGA Tour career summary
- official through 2017 season
- Hee Young Park's Thailand Odyssey
- Ochoa takes three-stroke victory in Thailand
- Hee Young Park wins LPGA finale
- "Hee Young Park wins LPGA Manulife". ESPN. Associated Press. 14 July 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- LPGA Tour profile
- Seoul Sisters profile
- "Hee Young Park stats". LPGA. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
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