ALBANY, N.Y. — Sadena Parks become the second black winner in Symetra Tour history Sunday, rallying to win the SEFCU Championship at Capital Hills.
Parks, the 24-year-old former University of Washington player from Tacoma, matched the course record with a bogey-free 9-under 62 for a one-stroke victory over Taiwan’s Min Lee. LaRee Sugg was the first black champion on the developmental tour, winning in 1998 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.
Parks finished at 14-under 199 and earned $15,000 to jump from 14th to sixth on the money list with $36,213. The final top 10 will earn 2015 LPGA Tour cards.
Parks was second in the previous tour event, the Island Resort Championship on July 29.
Lee closed with a 70.
Brianna Do and South Korea’s Min Seo Kwak tied for third at 12 under. They each shot 66.
Quebec’s Maude-Aimee Leblanc claimed a top 10 finish at 7-under, while Sara-Maude Juneau finished right behind her with a 6-under 207 to claim 14th place.