In the Winner's Circle with Inbee Park

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Inbee Park of South Korea poses with the Sime Darby LPGA Trophy after she won it 15 under 269 during day four of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club.

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
October 14, 2012

Hometown/Birthplace – Seoul, South Korea
– July 12, 1988 – currently 24 years, 3 months, and 2 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour
– 3rd on the Symetra Tour season-ending money list
Turned Professional
– April 2006

3rd career LPGA Tour victory – won the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open and 2012 Evian Masters Presented by Societe Generale

Becomes the fifth player in 2012 to record at least two victories

With the $285,000 first-place check, she increases career earnings to $4,935,252 and increases season earnings to $1,954,608- remains No. 1 on the 2012 season money list

Earns 30 points toward the Rolex Player of the Year race, increasing total to 144 points and moving from fourth to second place

Tenth-consecutive top-10 finish (T8th at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, T2 at Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, T4 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G, T9 U.S. Women’s Open, won the Evian Masters Presented by Societe Generale, T3 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic Presented by Kroger, Owens Corning and O-1, T2 Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola, 2nd CN Canadian Women’s Open, 2nd RICOH Women’s British Open)

Has won four times on the JLPGA Tour including the 2010 Nishijin Ladies Classic, 2010 Japan LPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup, 2011 Daikin Orchid Ladies and 2012 Fundokin Ladies

Her win marks the seventh victory recorded by a South Korean player in 2012. Others include:  Sun Young Yoo (Kraft Nabsico Championship), Na Yeon Choi (U.S. Women’s Open), So Yeon Ryu (Jamie Farr Toledo Classic Presented by Kroger, Owens Corning and O-1), Jiyai Shin (Kingsmill Championship & RICOH Women’s British Open)

Becomes the fifth player this season to record at least two victories

Previous best at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia was T46 in 2010

Topics: In the winners circle, Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, Park, Inbee

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