by Jeff Skinner
Four years after winning the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open Inbee Park finally returned to the winner’s circle at The Evian Masters. Park withstood a charge from Hall of Famer Karrie Webb who tied for second with Stacy Lewis.
Park played outstanding golf as her final round 66 included three closing birdies and gave her a two stroke win over Webb and Lewis. Lewis had started the day tied with Park but couldn’t mount any charge through her first fourteen holes. On the back nine she realized her driver had cracked but she continued to use it despite the fact she was 20-30 yards shorter than normal. She did finish birdie-birdie-par-eagle but Park had pulled away by then and Lewis settled for her second consecutive runner up finish at Evian.
Park said it’s been a long time between victories, “How would I describe in words? It feels great. It’s been four years. It felt like more than four years. Just really happy.”