Weekly Breakdown - June 27-July 1
Another week, another exciting time for women’s sports. This past week includes women from golf, basketball, hockey and even track! Read on to see what happened and catch yourself up.
Sung Hyun Park wins the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Park won her second championship this weekend on the second hole of a playoff game against So Yeon Ru. After a rain delay on the par-4 16th hole at Kemper Lakes, Park had a 10-footer while Ru’s ball rolled past. Park closed with a 3-under 69 while Ru had a 73. The 24-year-old can now add this championship to the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open that she won last year!
Free-agent Cappie Pondexter signs with the Indiana Fever.
The Indiana Fever are looking towards veteran guard Cappie Pondexter for help this season. The L.A. Sparks waived Pondexter on Thursday, allowing the Fever to sign her to a free-agency contract. Pondexter is a seven-time All-Star along with winning two WNBA titles and was averaging almost 10 minutes per game this past season with the Sparks. Pondexter is the league’s fourth-leading scoring of all time which will definitely help the Fever this season.
Shannon Szabados signs with the Buffalo Beauts
Another Olympian has joined the NWHL this offseason! Three-time Canadian National Olympic team Shannon Szabados has officially signed to the Buffalo Beauts for the the upcoming season. With a silver and two gold medals under her belt, Szabados will be a figure that teammates can look to and help lead the team.
Salwa Eid Naser wins the women’s 400m race.
The Meeting de Paris event has proven to be one of the events of the year. Salwa Eid Naser, of the heavy favorites before the race, came out on top in the women’s 400m race this weekend. Her time was a total of 49.55 seconds! Not only does this mark a personal best for her, it was a new Area Record and also the third fastest time of the year in all of global athletics.