Arizona Silver Belle: Park wins by a stroke
TEMPE, Ariz. (Jan. 1, 2008) -- Kristen Park of Buena Park, Calif., fired an even-par 72 at the final round of the 38th annual Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship to hold on to a one-stroke victory. The 16-year-old finished at 4-under 212 (69-71-72), a stroke better than Katrina Hegge.
It was another major victory for Park, who at 14 became the fourth-youngest winner at the U.S. Girls' Junior in 2007 when she defeated Ayaka Kaneko 4 & 3.
Park, who has shown interest in attending USC when she graduates in 2010, is finished the season as the AJGA's No. 2 ranked junior in the country.
In the 19-23 division, Jane Chin was tops at 214, while Hegge won the 17-18 flight, Park took the 15-16 and Esther Lee, Lauren Kim and Lauren Salazar tied for the 13-14 title at 227.
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ABOUT THE Arizona Silver Belle Championship
Prominent amateur golf tournament for junior girls
and women 13 - 23 years of age who compete over
54 holes of stroke play. The field is flighted by age,
but the overall champion may come from any age
Joanne Winter, one of 14 original
Master Professionals in the LPGA's Teaching and
Professional Division, founded the Arizona Silver
Belle 1971. Winter was a noted athlete before
beginning her love affair with golf. She pitched with
the Racine Belles in the All-American Girls
Professional Baseball League from 1943-50 and later
served as a consultant for the film, "A League Of
Their Own," which chronicled the women's league.
After retiring from the diamond, she turned to golf
and won the Arizona State Women's Championship
Entrants must provide a USGA Handicap
of 15.0 or lower and supply a
resume of tournament scores and other
information as required by the golf
system. The selection process is based
this information and national ranking.
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