Sung Hyun Park won the U.S. Women’s Open on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour victory.
The 23-year-old from South Korea shot her second straight 5-under 67 and won a battle with amateur Hye-Jin Choi and Shanshan Feng at Trump National Golf Club.
Park, who birdied the 15th to move into a tie for the lead and the 17th to start a two-shot border after Choi made a double bogey on the last hole, ended at 11-under 277 for a two-stroke triumph over Choi.
The event was attended by President Donald Trump for the third day in women’s golf. There was a peaceful protest after he arrived at his box close to the 15th green shortly after 3 p.m.
It was a week of politics. The golf was exceptional.
Park needed a chip that was nice from across the green on the 18th hole to save par, as she walked to signal her scorecard, and she obtained a.
Choi finished with a 71.
Top-ranked So Yeon Ryu (70) and fellow South Korean Mi Jung Hur (68) tied for third at 7 under. Feng, from China, had a 75 to drop into a tie for fifth at 6 under with Spain’s Carlota Ciganda(70) and South Korea’s Jeongeun6 Lee (71).
Choi was the story for the majority of the round. The 17-year-old had a birdie to recover a piece and needed a two-shot lead with nine holes.
Her hopes were ended by the par-3 16th over water. Her tee shot landed to the right of this hole in the water. She lost her chance of getting the second amateur to win the Open and finished with a double bogey.
She birdied the last hole.
Catherine Lacoste remains the only amateur to win the Open, doing it.
Feng, who hauled a edge in the final 18 holes and was the leader after the first few roundsbogeyed the hole.
The triumph was redemption for Park, who’s the rookie on the LPGA Tour this season. She had the lead from the Open and taken at rounds of 74-74 to finish two shots from a playoff with Anna Nordqvist and ultimate winner Brittany Lang.
Park won and saved her best for the last two rounds. It wasn’t her first win, she won seven days in three and 2016 times.