Sung Hyun Park captures maiden major title

S. Korean Golfer Park Sung-hyun Wins US Women's Open

Her approach shot on the par-5 18th left her off the green and down a small slope, in the shadow of a hulking television tower. And the Ryder Cup player hit a fantastic shot into the final green when the two returned in the play-off to set up a tap-in birdie and secure the third Tour title of his career. There was also the final events on the #PGA Tour and European Tour before the third major of the year, the Open Championship. The 51-year-old made up a six-shot deficit in the final round to capture his first major on the Champions Tour.

283 - Richard Bland 69-74-68-72, Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL) 70-67-78-68.

The immensely talented South Korean, Sung Hyun Park, has produced a magnificent weekend to win the US Women's Open at Trump National Bedminster in New Jersey.

Amateur Hye Jin Choi finished two strokes behind Park to finish second, while world No. 1 So Yeon Ryu and fellow South Korean Mi Jung Hur finished tied for third.

Feng, trying to complete a wire-to-wire victory, was frustrated by her putting until the par-five last. "Like some or a lot of Korean female golfers, I guess I am more aggressive in my play".

"I came a long way from Korea and I had the United States president and his wife cheering for me and clapping for me", Choi said through an interpreter. "I mean I'm just going to do the same and hope for the best". "He's a great competitor, and I was kind of shocked he bogeyed 17", said DeChambeau, the 10th first-time victor on the tour this season.

On 18, Langer lipped out a 6-foot birdie putt that would have forced a playoff.

A day after her worst, Minjee Lee bounced back brilliantly to record her best US Open score today in a belated charge to a share of 11th. Through a USGA spokeswomen, Lacoste said she was watching with interest. "But I was like, 'try to make it.' Instead of making it, I didn't hit a very good shot". "I was sorry I could only get one birdie for them".

Choi said being paired with Yang had been a big help.

"This tournament for me, even if I could just come and play, that alone would be an honor", Choi said through a translator.

LPGA Tour rookie Park finished with pair of five-under rounds of 67 to claim the US$900,000 first prize and finish what she started at last year's US Women's Open at CordeValle in California.

Choi closed with 71 to finish as low amateur for the second straight year.

"That is a distance probably not quite to use No. 7 so I think I was trying to squeeze that distance and maybe that extra effort somehow ended up in the missed shot", she said.

"Then, I mean finishing up with a triple bogey on the last, of course, it's not very - not very necessary but I don't know how I hit it that far on the 3rd shot and then I just lost myself after that and overall, I think I had a great week this week".

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