Park made double bogey from a wiry patch back there.
“I played good until the last hole,” Park said. “I’ll take even par every day here. It’s not a bad start, and I have three more [rounds] to play this good.”
Park finished two shots better than Rolex world No. 2 Stacy Lewis. That’s notable in that Lewis can regain the No. 1 ranking from Park this week. To do so, Lewis must win while Park finishes third or worse.