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.