With the completion of her opening round on Thursday Inbee Park will officially qualify as the 24th member of the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame. Park actually earned the required number of points (27) to qualify for the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame at the CME Group Tour Championship on November 19, 2015, when she was awarded the Vare Trophy for having the lowest scoring average (69.41) for the 2015 campaign. With the LPGA’s Tour’s Hall of Fame point requirement met, all that was left for the South Korean was to be an “active” LPGA Tour member for 10 years. That threshold is now only 18 holes away and is scheduled to be met late Thursday afternoon. Upon holing out on 18, Park will become the LPGA’s first new Hall-of-Famer since 2007, when fellow South Korean Se Ri Pak was inducted. The 27-year-old Park is slated to be the youngest Hall-of-Famer upon induction by the LPGA. Pak holds the mark for one more night, as she was 29 upon entering nine years ago. Park owns 17 professional victories, including seven major championships (3 KPMG Women’s PGA Championships, 2 U.S. Women’s Opens, one ANA Inspiration, one RICOH Women’s British Open).

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