Park wins Kathy Whitworth by two shots
Monday, March 21, 2011
Rika Park captured the Kathy Whitworth Invitational Tuesday, finishing two shots ahead of Shannon Aubert. Park has committed to play for Miami in the fall.
The 18-year-old Park has won four times this seaon on the International Junior Golf Tour. She finished runner-up to reigning U.S. Girls’ Junior champion Doris Chen at the Golfweek East Coast Junior Invitational.
Park set the pace during the first round with a 4-under 67, the lowest round of the tournament. She closed in 73 to finish at 2-under 140. Aubert’s second-round 69 left her at even-par 142 and just short of the title.
Aubert, a member of the French national team, also made a run last month during the final round of the Annika Invitational before finishing with a share of sixth.
Samantha Wagner was third at 3-over 145 and Sierra Sims was fourth another shot back.