LPGA North Texas Shoot-Out. Park Prevails. April 29 2013

Inbee Park prevailed over the competition to win the LPGA North Texas Shoot-Out at the Las Colinas Country Club. Inbee Park / LPGA Inbee sank a four foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to fire in a 4-under par round of 67, for her total score of  -13 under par. In doing so she defeated Spaniard Carlota Ciganda by one stroke. Carlota finished at -12 under par. Inbee spoke about coming from two shots back at the start of play, to win; " Today coming into the final round, I was two shots back, and I didn't really think about winning so much. The front nine I was given a lot of birdie chances out there, and nothing seemed to be going in, so I was a little bit frustrated. But on the other hand, Carlota was putting really good and she was playing really almost perfect.  She wasn't making any mistakes until number fourteen, and she played very good today, except for a couple of holes.  And until Number thirteen I thought I wouldn't have a chance because Carlota was really playing solid. So yeah, I was just trying to be really patient out there, and finally a couple dropped for me at the end. It's always good to see my name on the top of the leaderboard almost every week, I mean not every week, but close to every week.  Yeah, it always feels good, my game is;  it's really good to see my game is improving every week, every year, and just trying to take it step by step.” Carlota had a few problems with the wind, her big down-fall was number fifteen, when she hit into the water. It cost her a double bogey. " I saw the ball bouncing on the green, so I thought that maybe it was there long. But when I was approaching the green, I could see that the wind was hard and the ball was in the water. So I mean I just tried to make up on that, and I missed my putt, so then it was a 6, and that was it.  I think that was the key hole because until that time I think I was winning by two and then by one. I was trying to play my game, just trying to stay in the present all the time, and I was telling my caddy just focus on our game, just go shot by shot and just don't think about the other, don't think about Inbee or other players because you can't really control what they are doing. I was just trying to focus on my game, and it showed and I think we did really good. I mean it's always nice to win, but I think when you finish second or even worse, I think you learn more from it, so I think it's a great experience, and I'm happy with my week." Third place went to last weeks winner Suzann Petterson, she rounded off her tournament with a last round of -5 under par, 66 for her total score of -10 under par. Suzann liked this course; " It's a great track, I mean it just plays a lot different than what I expected it to.  It plays like a links course, the fairways, hard and bouncy. Early on this week I didn't feel that great with my game to be honest, just coming off Hawaii, being in windy conditions, your kind of fundamentals and the swing changes a little bit, so it was a lot of work early on, and I got better.  I finally figured out the speed of the greens on the weekend." Stacy Lewis recovered from her poor start to this tournament, shooting a final round -5 under par 66, to finish tied in 7th place. Stacy spoke about the support she got from the Texas crowd; " We have so many good players from Texas and just look at the crowds this week, I signed autographs for people probably four or five deep for 100 yards. It’s hard, I have to get my game back on track and certainly today I hit it a lot better. I have to get my head right and not worry about the No. 1 ranking."