South Korean golfer Park Sung-hyun has won the U.S. Women's Open, claiming her first LPGA Tour victory. And when she made a short birdie putt at No. 17, Park had given herself a three-shot lead heading to the final hole.
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.
Although Feng makes it a habit of not paying attention to the leaderboard, she sensed she had fallen behind by the 18th hole because Park had already finished to a roar by the time Feng addressed her approach shot. Feng, trying to become the first wire-to-wire victor since 1977, also held a share of the lead on the back nine Sunday but stumbled on the 18th hole with a triple-bogey 8 to close with a 75, falling to T-5.
She had been attempting to become only the second amateur to win the US Women's Open in its 72-year history, after Catherine Lacoste of France in 1967.
On the heels of an impressive performance at the oldest major championship in women's golf, South Korean teenager Choi Hye-jin said Tuesday she hopes to enter the LPGA Hall of Fame someday. And now, in her only two appearances in the U.S. Women's Open, Park has finished third and first.
Park showed her championship mettle at the 72nd hole. She ended with a double bogey and basically lost her chance to become the second amateur to win the Open. "I did a good job hanging in right there because my putting was not really that great", said Feng, who needed to hole her third shot at 18 to force a playoff and instead overshot the green. Her total of 279 beat the old amateur record, set by Grace Park in 1999, by four strokes.
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President Donald Trump attended the biggest event in women's golf for the third straight day.
"My number one goal was just to make the cut and do better than past year", Yonhap News quoted her as saying on Tuesday. She wanted to win, I could tell, and then she was going for it every time, didn't seem like she had any pressure at all.
"I get the runner-up, and it is unbelievably joyous for me", she said.
"I think one of the most hard things is to to stay focused and keep that concentration level up", she said, "because I know that once you lose it, your playing is going to go just sideways". "My last three US Opens, I think I missed two cuts and last year I just made the cut [T38] so actually this year is such an improvement". They appeared for five minutes and departed before Trump arrived.