Korean Rookie Baek Kyu Jung Wins LPGA Debut Event

kpride, Oct. 20, 2014, 9:15 a.m.

Baek Kyu-jung won the KEB-Hana Bank Championship in Incheon in a playoff on Sunday, as she made her first appearance on the tour.   The rookie golfer struggled a bit at the start of the event but came back fighting and birdied five straight holes.

She finished the fourth and final round with 10-under 278 to tie for first with her fellow Korean golfer Chun In-gee and Brittany Lincicome of the U.S., resulting in a playoff round.  Baek reserved a spot in the LPGA Tour for two years with Sunday's victory.  Meanwhile, Park In-bee, who delayed her honeymoon to compete at the event, finished 9-under to rank fourth.

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