Sadena Parks, the former Bethel High School student-athlete, fired a 5-under-par 67 in the final round and then defeated Jackie Stoelting on the second playoff hole Sunday to win the New England Charity Classic women’s professional golf tournament on the Symetra Tour in Goffstown, N.H.
It was Parks’ second victory in tthe last three weeks in Symetra events. Her first professional win came July 27 in the SEFCU Championship in Albany, N.Y.
The first-place prizewinnings vaulted Parks to third place in the tour’s money standings, virtually assuring her of earning playing privileges on the LPGA Tour next year. The top 10 moneywinners at the end of the Symetra season earn their LPGA cards.
Parks graduated from Bethel in 2008 and starred at the University of Washington before turning pro.
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