Sung Hyun Park gave away the U.S. Ladies’s Open a yr in the past with a few dangerous rounds on the weekend. The South Korean did not make the identical mistake this yr.
Park shot her second consecutive 5-underneath-par sixty seven on Sunday and gained a ultimate-spherical battle with entrance-operating Shanshan Feng and teenage newbie Hye-Jin Choi at Trump Nationwide Golf Membership in Bedminster, N.J., for her first LPGA Tour victory.
Park birdied the fifteenth to maneuver right into a tie for the lead and the seventeenth to open a two-shot edge after Choi made a double bogey on the earlier gap. Park completed at eleven-underneath 277 for a two-stroke win over Choi.
President Donald Trump attended the most important occasion in ladies’s golf for the third straight day. There was a peaceable protest after he arrived at his field close to the fifteenth inexperienced shortly after three p.m.
It ended up being a quiet week of politics. The golf was wonderful.
Park wanted a effective chip from over the inexperienced on the par-5 18th gap to save lots of par and win the $900,000 prime prize from the $5-million occasion.
Strolling to the scoring tent to signal her card, she obtained a thumps-up from Trump from his field.
Choi closed with a seventy one to complete because the low newbie for the second yr in a row. She was thirty eighth in 2016.
Prime-ranked So Yeon Ryu (70) and fellow South Korean Mi Jung Hur (sixty eight) tied for third at seven underneath. Feng, from China, had a seventy five to drop right into a tie for fifth at six beneath with Spain’s Carlota Ciganda (70) and South Korea’s Jeongeun6 Lee (seventy one).
South Koreans Sei Younger Kim (sixty nine), Mirim Lee (seventy two) and Amy Yang (seventy five) tied for eighth at 5 beneath. Marina Alex of close by Wayne, New Jersey, was the perfect of the American at 4 beneath after a 70. It was the worst end within the Open for the highest American since Paula Creamer was seventh in 2012.
Choi was the story for a lot of the remaining spherical. The 17-yr-previous had a two-shot lead with 9 holes to play and wanted a birdie at 15 to regain a bit with Park.
The 139-yard, par-three sixteenth over water ended her hopes. Her seven-iron landed within the water to the fitting of the opening. She ended with a double bogey and principally misplaced her probability of turning into the second newbie to win the Open.
“On the time I felt that each one this work, exhausting work I put collectively was going to vanish so I used to be bit disillusioned however I needed to refocus,” stated Choi, who birdied the ultimate gap however couldn’t gather the $540,000 second prize due to her newbie standing.
Choi’s 279 was the most effective by an novice within the Open, 4 photographs higher than the previous mark by Grace Park in 1999. Catherine Lacoste stays the one novice to win the Open, doing it in 1967.
Feng, who was the chief after the primary three rounds and carried a one-shot edge into the ultimate 18 holes, triple bogeyed the ultimate gap.
“I feel general, earlier than the final gap I did fairly nicely,” stated Feng, who had solely two birdies within the final two rounds. “I imply I did a very good job hanging in proper there as a result of my placing was not likely that nice.”
The win was redemption for Park, who’s the main rookie on the LPGA Tour this yr. She had the 36-gap lead within the Open final yr and shot remaining rounds of seventy four-seventy four to complete two photographs out of a playoff with eventual champion Brittany Lang and Anna Nordqvist.
Park saved her greatest for the final two rounds this yr and gained. It was not her first skilled win, she gained seven occasions on the KLPGA Tour in 2016 and 3 times the yr earlier than.
“She’s younger and lengthy so she hits the ball very lengthy and really straight, very correct and has excellent brief recreation, additionally,” Feng stated about Park. “I do not see any weak half in her recreation.”
DeChambeau claims first PGA Tour victory
Bryson DeChambeau overcame a 4-stroke deficit to win the John Deere Basic by a stroke for his first PGA Tour title — and a spot subsequent week within the British Open.
The 23-yr-previous DeChambeau birdied 4 of the ultimate six holes at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Unwell., for a six-underneath sixty five and an 18-underneath 266 complete. In 2015, the previous SMU star turned the fifth participant to win the NCAA particular person title and U.S. Novice in the identical yr.
Third-spherical chief Patrick Rodgers shot a 70 to complete second.
DeChambeau made a 14-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to tug even with Rodgers. Rodgers then had a par putt on No. 17 lip out, and despatched his tee shot on 18 into the tough.
Wesley Bryan (sixty four) and Rick Lamb (sixty six) tied for third at sixteen beneath, and previous event champions Steve Stricker (sixty four) and Zach Johnson (sixty seven) topped the group at 15 underneath.
McCarron’s closing-spherical sixty six earns Seniors Gamers title
Scott McCarron shot a bogey-free six-underneath sixty six and took benefit of an uncharacteristic crash by three-time defending champion Bernhard Langer to win the Constellation Senior Gamers Championship in Owings Mills, Md.
McCarron completed 18 beneath to beat Langer and Brandt Jobe by one shot. The fifty one-yr-previous McCarron made up a six-shot deficit within the remaining spherical to seize his first main on the PGA Tour Champions.
The story of the day, nevertheless, was the beautiful collapse by Langer. In search of his third main win of the yr, the fifty nine-yr German had a one-shot lead earlier than dropping his tee shot within the water on No. 17. After taking the one-shot penalty, he missed a 4-footer and made a double bogey.
On 18, Langer lipped out a six-foot birdie putt that may have pressured a playoff. He completed with a seventy three that included solely two birdies.
McCarron received into rivalry with 4 straight birdies on the entrance 9 and completed with eight straight pars.
Cabrera Bello wins Scottish Open in a playoff
Rafa Cabrera Bello birdied the primary gap of a playoff with Callum Shinkwin to win the Scottish Open on Sunday, securing his first title in 5 1/2 years.
Shinkwin left brief a 4-foot par putt for victory on his 72nd gap to shoot a 4-underneath sixty eight in his last spherical and drop right into a playoff with Cabrera Bello, who shot a course-document eight-beneath sixty four. Each have been on thirteen beneath general.
Returning to the 18th at Dundonald Hyperlinks in Irvine, Cabrera Bello despatched his second shot from 275 yards to inside eight ft. His eagle putt got here brief however he tapped in for birdie, leaving Shinkwin a seven-foot birdie putt to drive a second gap. Once more, his putt did not attain the cup.
The final of Cabrera Bello’s earlier two titles on the European Tour got here on the Dubai Desert Basic in February 2012.