Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

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

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

Hye-Jin Choi is a 17-year-old from South Korea who is trying to become the first amateur to win the U.S. Women's Open in 50 years.

The 23-year-old is an LPGA rookie who previously dominated the Korea LPGA (KLPGA) Tour.

"To be honest with you, I still can not believe that it is actually happening", Park said through a translator after accepting the trophy. "I nearly feel like I'm floating on a cloud in the sky".

Catherine Lacoste remains the only amateur to win the Open, doing it in 1967.

Choi held the lead alone at one point and also shared the lead.

Choi produced a fourth consecutive round under par, but a double bogey at the par-three 16th cost her any chance of a stunning win.

Feng, who was the leader after the first three rounds and carried a one-shot edge into the final 18 holes, triple bogeyed the final hole.

Choi found the resolve to birdie the last and would eventually finish alone in second position after her playing partner Feng, nearly inexplicably, triple bogeyed the last to drop to a share of 5th position. She held the 36-hole lead previous year at CordeValle before finishing tied for third, one shot out of the playoff between Anna Nordqvist of Sweden and American Brittany Lang, the eventual champion. She would easily be the youngest U.S. Women's Open victor ever, topping champion Inbee Park, who was 19 years 11 months and 17 days old when she won in 2008. Park made birdie at the 12th to make it a three-way tie for the lead.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Scott McCarron shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 on Sunday and took advantage of an uncharacteristic crash by three-time defending champion Bernhard Langer to win the Constellation Senior Players Championship.

"Well, it would be nice if I could get the money, but I think my primary goal was to come here and compete", Choi said.

Yang, 27, said all her near misses at the championship would not get her down.

The 23-year-old carded a final-round five-under-par 67 to finish on 11 under at the Trump National in New Jersey.

England's Charley Hull mixed five birdies with three bogeys in a round of 70 that propelled her into a share of 14th on two under.

Park prides herself on her ability to maintain her focus in the heat of competition. "But at that moment, I was telling myself I should just stick to how I usually practice".

"I wanted to believe in myself again for the final two rounds and I did". "Because whenever I was slightly shaken, he would put me back by saying small jokes or assuring me or a pep talk".

European - Rafa Cabrera Bello birdied the first hole of a playoff with Callum Shinkwin to win the Scottish Open in Irvine, Scotland, securing his first title in 5½ years.

So far, everything has been working for her. "And I'm happy for it". "But I was like, 'try to make it.' Instead of making it, I didn't hit a very good shot".

If these telling numbers are anything to go by, one thing is for sure: We have not seen the last of Sung Hyun Park.

The Korean juggernaut in women's golf was evident with the nation providing eight of the top 10 finishers. Inbee Park won the Women's Open in 2008 and '13.

The 17th hole, in fact, played tougher than any other. Her prodigious length off the teebox is a powerful weapon and she is ranked fifth on the LPGA Tour in average driving distance. There was a peaceful protest after he arrived at his box near the 15th green shortly after 3 p.m.

Like this: