EVIAN-LES-BAINS: South Korea’s Park Inbee had a magical day with the putter to hold off a bunch of players and win the Evian Masters with a fantastic closing 66. The 24-year-old started the day tied with American Stacy Lewis, but had 11 single putts and eight birdies to post a 17 under par total and won by two shots from Lewis and Karrie Webb. “This is so exciting,” said Park, who dropped shots at the third and 11th but birdied four holes in each half. “Today I was red hot with the putter.” Park’s win was just her second as a professional. Her first win was as a 19-year-old in the US Women’s Open — and the $431,000 first prize at Evian is the most lucrative in women’s golf. “It’s been tough to wait so long for another win but I think this will be really big for me.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2012.