US Women's Open: South Korea's Park Sung-hyun wins major

US Women's Open: South Korea's Park Sung-hyun wins major

Lydia Ko finished well off the pace in a share for 33rd as South Korea's Sung Hyun Park won the US Women's Open for her first LPGA Tour victory.

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.

Park, who won seven times on the Korean LPGA Tour in 2016 and had four top-10s on the LPGA Tour this season, saved par at the par-five last with a superb chip from behind the green to post a five-under 67 for an 11-under 277 total. And now, in her only two appearances in the U.S. Women's Open, Park has finished third and first.

"Coming to this week, I didn't have any expectation at all", said Feng, who is seeking her second major title on Sunday.

China's Feng Shanshan birdied the last hole after 17 consecutive pars to seize a one-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the US Women's Open with US President Donald Trump in attendance.

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Park is now the second consecutive first-time major victor - and she is in her rookie season - showing just how deep the talent pool is in women's golf.

The birdie gave Olympic bronze medallist Feng a one-under 71 for a 54-hole total of nine-under 207, one shot better than Yang and Choi, who both shot 70 among a wave of Korean challengers. "I just focus on my own game and let's see what happens".

Walking to the scoring tent to sign her card, she got a thumps-up from Trump from his box.

"This tournament for me, even if I could just come and play, that alone would be an honour, but on top of that".

The top six players chasing Feng are all from South Korea, and you have to go all the way to eighth place to find a US player.

Choi responded with a par on 17 and a birdie on 18 to claim sole possession of second place, thanks to Feng taking a triple bogey on the final hole to fall into a fifth-place tie with Carlota Ciganda and Jeongeun6 Lee.

"The first two days didn't go as well as I thought they would", said Park, a South Korea resident, through an interpreter.

Choi fell just short of becoming only the second amateur to win the championship in its 72 years of existence following then 22-year-old Catherine Lacoste of France, who hoisted the trophy 50 years ago. Yang curled in a long birdie putt at 17 to book her spot in the final pairing Sunday.

"The last shot on the 18th hole, the fourth one, I think I said this earlier out on the 18th hole, my mind basically went blank", she said.

"My last three U.S. Opens, I think I missed two cuts and last year I just made the cut so actually this year is such an improvement". "I mean I did a good job hanging in right there because my putting was not really that great". Ryu So-yeon and Hur Mi-jung shared third place, finishing 7-under on 281.



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