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Park Sung-Hyun Wins KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

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Park Sung-hyun won the KPMG Women’s Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Championship following the first three-way play-off in the tournament’s 63-year history.

The South Korean edged out fellow citizen and competitor Ryu So-yeon and Japan’s Nasa Hataoka in a spectacular finale. The trio then finished tied on 10 under par in Illinois.

The 19-year-old Hataoka was eliminated before play was suspended for 20 minutes due to severe weather. Park then went ahead to win her second major in many years.

“It was a really long round today and I still can’t believe I’m sitting next to this trophy,” said Park, according to the LPGA Twitter account.

“It’s been a tough year for me since I’ve missed five cuts but that said I feel like I played really well this week and I’m proud of myself. I got less nervous during the play-off. My caddie and I were joking around and it made me more comfortable. This trophy gives me a lot of confidence,” she told reporters.

“I played my best and that’s all I can ask for. Hopefully I will win this tournament one day soon. Sung Hyun (Park) and I both did our best, and in the end she won this one.” runner-up Ryu stated.

Hataoka won her first LPGA title with victory at the NW Arkansas Championship last week, enjoyed a notable round on Sunday. She hit five birdies and two eagles to register an eight-under 64 and claw back a nine-shot deficit on the lead.

Americans Angel Yin and Jessica Korda, on seven under, tied for fourth. Sixth place is shared by with Canada’s Brooke Henderson and England’s Charley Hull.

This is not Park’s first win. She also bagged a win at last year’s US Women’s Open.

Picture Credit: Reuters

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Apoorva Lamba is an intern with SheThePeople.Tv     

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