Major Coup for Ladies Scottish Open as Sung Hyun Park confirms Gullane appearance
Gullane, 9 June, 2018 – Two-time Major champion and recent winner of the KPMG PGA Championship, Sung Hyun Park, is the last of the current five Major Champions to confirm her participation in the 2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club from the 26 – 29 July.
Park, who came through a two-hole play-off to capture her second Major in two years, is the highest ranked player in the 156-strong field at No. 2 in the Rolex Rankings and joins the field of champions including the first two Major Champions of the year, Pernilla Lindberg and Ariya Jutanugarn, as well as reigning Ricoh Women’s British Open winner, IK Kim, and 2017 Evian Championship winner, Anna Nordqvist.
Speaking ahead of her debut, Park said, “I can’t wait to play in the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open. I’ve heard a lot about the event from some my friends on the LPGA and I’m looking forward to the challenge. I haven’t played a lot of links golf in my career so I’m looking forward to playing at such a historic course like Gullane Golf Club’.
Commenting on the field, Martin Gilbert, co-CEO of Aberdeen Standard Investments, said, “We are pleased to welcome Sung Hyun to this years’ line-up and complete the list of all current Major champions. We always strive to make the event a world-class international tournament and confirming the world’s best players demonstrates the position we are in. We’re looking forward to hosting them all at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open in a few weeks.”
Paul Bush, Director of Events with VisitScotland said: “We are thrilled to see such a strong field confirm their participation for the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open. The high calibre of field underlines the stature of the event and highlights the appeal that playing in Scotland, the Home of Golf has for even the world’s top players.”
Taking place the week before the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes, the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open will kick off a superb two weeks of women’s links golf in the UK. The back-to-back stretch of events echoes the successful strategy employed by the Men’s Scottish Open taking place the week before The Open – an approach proven to be a competitive advantage for those players competing in both Championships. The Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open is also a key element of Scotland’s commitments to the staging of The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles.
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