South Korean Inbee Park played impeccable bogey-free golf and shot a final round of 2-under par 70 to win the the HSBC Women's Champions 2015 at Sentosa Golf Club, two shots clear of second placed Lydia Ko.
South Korean Inbee Park shot a round of 2-under par 70 to win the the HSBC Women's Champions 2015 at Sentosa Golf Club, two shots clear of second placed Lydia Ko.
The result saw World Number 2 Park complete a fourth consecutive bogey-free round to finish 15-under par and claim the winner’s cheque of US$ 210,000. Speaking after her victory, a delighted Park said:
“It feels great. I thought Singapore wasn't the place that I could win a tournament. Every year has just been really hard to me but last year was the first year I actually had a good finish and that gave me a lot of confidence.
“This week was just incredible. I don't think I can even believe myself that I didn't make any bogeys for 72 holes. If I was afraid of the bogeys, I'd probably make bogeys but I thought, whatever happens, it's just meant to be. I just tried to focus on my game and not think about so many other things.”
For World No 1 Lydia Ko, it just wasn’t to be. After what was a slow start by her standards, she brought herself right back into contention in rounds two and three, but wasn’t able to reproduce the magic that saw her claim back to back victories prior to her arrival in Singapore.
World No 3 and 2013 champion Stacy Lewis landed a ball in a palm tree on the 10th, necessitating a drop, and a wayward third shot on the 18th in the water hazard saw her drop another, finishing in third place, four shots behind the champion.
Tied in fourth place were Shanshan Feng (China), So Yeon Ryu (South Korea) and Azahara Munoz (Spain). All three players were in consistent form all week, finishing at 10-under par.