Date: July 13, 2018
Author: Dave Tease

Park takes out NSW Girls Title

Hye Park has taken out the NSW Girls Championship after firing a stunning eight under par 65 in the final round at Charlestown Golf Club near Newcastle.

On a day when all the stars aligned for the 15-year-old, her final hole eagle in front of the gallery on the last hole underscored how remarkable her round was.

Park started the day five shots in arrears of third-round leader Monica Johnson and announced her intentions early with back to back birdies on the first two holes.

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With two more birdies on the front nine and Johnson struggling, the tournament was anyone's as the final group turned for home. Playing in the last group alongside Park and Johnson, Cassie Porter grabbed the lead with four holes to go. However, a double bogey on the 16th saw the edge tilt towards Park.

A birdie on the 17th gave Park a two-shot buffer, and when the eagle dropped on the last, all her opponents could do was applaud.

RESULTS: NSW Girls Championships – Charlestown GC


Park was thrilled with the victory after her round.

“I Was lucky,” she smiled.

When asked about her final hole eagle, Park couldn’t hide her joy.

“I was really happy to hole out. It came as a surprise to everyone, myself included.”

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Although not the biggest win of her young career, The reward of a start in the 2019 Women’s NSW Open at Queanbeyan Golf Club is a prize she is definitely looking forward to.

“I’m looking forward to it,” she said when asked if she had thought about the opportunity and how she will fare against some of the best players on the ALPG and Ladies European Tour.

“It will be a test, but I think I will do well. I want a career in golf.

"One day hopefully I will go to America and play on the LPGA tour,” she added.