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Park Sung-Hyun becomes 2017 LPGA Rookie of the Year

Posted November. 18, 2017 07:41,   

Updated November. 18, 2017 09:04


Korean sensation Park Sung-hyun clinched the 2017 LPGA Tour's Rookie of the Year award, also called the Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year award, at the LPGA Awards ceremony hosted at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida on Thursday.

The 24-year-old has been the strongest candidate since winning the U.S. Women’s Open and the Canadian Women’s Open.

“I could not get a rookie award in the KLPGA. I am so happy and honored to receive a rookie award from the LPGA,” Park said through a recorded video message in Korean. “I will keep this motivation as a rookie and do my best to achieve more.”

Heon-Jae Lee uni@donga.com