Sung Hyun Park has entered Carlsbad with a history of success. She’s sitting bogey free at (-10) heading into the weekend, positioned for a strong finish with two T4 finishes in her three appearances at Aviara Golf Club.
At the start of the season, Sung Hyun Park announced in a press release that she wanted to once again become the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking’s No. 1 player. Accomplishing that after her victory in Singapore, she has since set her sights on a new objective to keep her there.
“Of course, World Ranking No. 1 is important, but winning is more important to me. My goal for this season is five wins, and I’ve done one already,” Park told LPGA.com.
Accomplishing that goal would double the career wins of Park. She had two her rookie season and three last year.
Her three wins last year were tied for the most wins that season with Ariya Jutanugarn, whom Park passed to become the World’s No. 1 player. Jutanugarn was the last player with five wins in a season, which she accomplished in 2016.
Park’s given herself a chance at the Kia Classic to add another victory to her list, but recognizes the difficulty Aviara Golf Club poses. “The course is not easy, the fairway is narrow and the greens are pretty soft. The line is pretty hard to see for me,” Park explained.
That challenge hasn’t stopped her from rising to the top of the leaderboard. She’s been within five shots of the lead heading into the final round her last two events, looking to extend that streak with a strong moving day performance.