Sunday, 20 August, 2017

Sung Hyun Park wins US Women's Open

Experience worth more than money, says US Open runner-up Choi Park Sung-hyun Wins US Women's Open to Claim Her 1st Major
Christy Curtis | 17 July, 2017, 16:40

"But at that moment, I was telling myself I should just stick to how I usually practice".

SHANSHAN Feng snapped a run of 23 consecutive pars with a birdie at the 18th hole to reclaim a one-stroke lead after Saturday's third round at the U.S. Women's Open at Trump National Golf Club.

Is it too early to start talking about Nancy Lopez?

That third one came on the ridiculously hard 17th, extending her lead to three strokes and all but guaranteeing the LPGA rookie her first pro championship of any kind.

Park, 23, took her first LPGA triumph as a tour rookie.

Choi took the lead with a birdie on the seventh hole and had a chance to take a three-shot lead at the ninth, but her birdie putt slide by the hole.

It was a far cry from a year ago when Park hit into the water on the 18th hole at CordeValle in California and missed a playoff with eventual victor Britanny Lang and Anna Nordqvist by two shots. This time she had a pair of 67s on the weekend.

As Park walked off the 18th green, she walked passed a private box adjacent to the clubhouse where President Donald Trump, the first sitting president ever to attend the Women's Open, was watching and gave her a thumbs up. She led all players with 18 birdies, 12 of which came on her last 27 holes.

"I actually can not believe that even I am making this acceptance speech, that this is actually happening, but the fact that I guess my name is going to be engraved on it is unbelievable joy and happiness".

"I wanted to believe in myself again for the final two rounds and I did". And then she thanked her caddie, David Jones, for helping her stay focused and positive. "I don't see any weak part in her game".

England's Charley Hull recorded a level-par round of 72 which left her tied in 47th place, a shot behind compatriot Jodi Ewart Shadoff. She is also No. 16 in hitting greens in regulation and No. 14 in putts per GIR. But her downfall came on the par-3 16th, when her tee shot from 145 yards flared off short and right into the water.

Park, who birdied the 15th to move into a tie for the lead and the 17th to open a two-shot edge after Choi made a double bogey on the previous hole, finished at 11-under 277 for a two-stroke win. This year marked the second in a row that she was leading amateur in the U.S. Women's Open.

But what a brilliant show she put on trying.

From there, she chipped to within three feet and made the putt to save par.

Laying up at the par-5 18th was the smart thing to do given the margin she held, but she was long with her approach and the possibility of a bogey was still very much on the cards.

"I think compared to a year ago, I could say that I played probably a little bit more relaxed", said Park. It's a greater honor for me. But what really turned heads was her form in the majors, as she finished T6 in her maiden major before actually being in contention at the 2016 US Women's Open, going into the final round one stroke behind the leader.

On Sunday, Marina Alex finished T-11 to pick up 33 points and jumped over Mo Martin to No. 13 on the points list.

Sung Hyun Park overcame a three-shot deficit and the heartbreak of a near-win in last year's event to capture the 2017 U.S. Women's Open.

Recommended

  • Blac Chyna's Mother Tokyo Toni Slams Caitlyn Jenner For Not Meeting Dream

    Blac Chyna's Mother Tokyo Toni Slams Caitlyn Jenner For Not Meeting Dream

    She added, "All that money you got, get a vocal coach, then I'm gonna finish with your motherf***ing a*s". Blac Chyna's mother, Tokyo Toni let loose on Caitlyn Jenner after Jenner's appearance on The View .
    McGregor Backs Mayweather's Use of F**got: People Too Touchy!

    McGregor Backs Mayweather's Use of F**got: People Too Touchy!

    And in trying to defuse the situation when on stage at the Barclays Centre in NY , the UFC lightweight champion only inflamed it. A big reason for Kavanagh and White's gripe is over a video where Bayless dismisses the legitimacy of McGregor vs.
    Trump criticized for commenting on First Lady of France's 'shape'

    Trump criticized for commenting on First Lady of France's 'shape'

    Kimmel pointed to the next portion of their meeting , which he said showed the 71-year-old Trump trying not to bring up her age. But it was not long into the question and answer session that the growing controversy surrounding Donald Trump Jr was raised.
  • Indian soldier killed in Pakistani shelling on LoC

    Indian soldier killed in Pakistani shelling on LoC

    The army said in a statement that the "brave and sincere" was a father of two and "loved his job to the core" reported NDTV . The Indian troops targeted a Pakistan Army vehicle moving along the Neelam River in Athmuqam area of Azad Kashmir on Sunday.
    China's strong Q2 GDP growth paves way for deeper reforms

    China's strong Q2 GDP growth paves way for deeper reforms

    The robust numbers kept world shares near a record high and briefly helped China's major stock indexes recoup earlier losses. Chinese economic growth topped expectations yet again in the June quarter with GDP expanding 6.9% from a year earlier.
    Disney Unveils Star Wars Theme Parks

    Disney Unveils Star Wars Theme Parks

    More sneak peeks of Marvel's upcoming movies are revealed at D23 Expo, which is now happening in Anaheim , California . The never-before seen planet where it's set will feature both a Resistance base and a detachment of the First Order .
  • Accolades pour in for India for entering ICC Women's World Cup semis

    India would be aiming for their maiden World Cup win this time around which has been heavily dominated by Australia and England. Shikha Pandey dented New Zealand up front when she had Suzie Bates (1) caught in the slip.
    Afghan all-girl robotics team gains entry to the United States

    Afghan all-girl robotics team gains entry to the United States

    Afghanistan isn't one of the six countries targeted by President Trump's travel ban. Following backlash from human rights and political activists, the U.S.
    This is how PlayerUnknowns's Battlegrounds next update gets a lot more hardcore

    This is how PlayerUnknowns's Battlegrounds next update gets a lot more hardcore

    The developer's community manager, Sammie Kang, chimed in on Twitter confirming that the update will also include an FOV slider . Seems PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is about to get even more intense.
  • France urges Saudi-led bloc to lift sanctions on Qatari citizens

    France urges Saudi-led bloc to lift sanctions on Qatari citizens

    The French foreign minister is to travel to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE. In return, the four countries vowed to impose further sanctions on Doha.
    Christopher Wong Won (1964 - 2017)

    Christopher Wong Won (1964 - 2017)

    After making a name for himself in the music industry, he later went on to form his own record label called Chinaman Records . Although 2 Live Crew is identified as part of the Miami hip-hop scene, the group's genesis took place in California.
    Google Play Music's New Release Radio Now Open to All

    Google Play Music's New Release Radio Now Open to All

    But while you could indeed stream from Google Play Music to your smart speaker, you were only limited to what's on their online catalog.

Trump's Approval Ratings Drop to 36 Percent, Poll Shows Trump's Approval Ratings Drop to 36 Percent, Poll Shows Sixty percent said they believe Russian Federation tried to influence the 2016 presidential election, up four points from April. A new national poll out Sunday shows just 36 percent of Americans approve of Mr.

Moscow warns Venezuela crisis can spin out of control Moscow warns Venezuela crisis can spin out of control Zakharova said , making sure that the same number of diplomats work in the United States Embassy in Moscow and the Russian Embassy in Washington.

New bill with sanctions against Russian Federation presented in US House of Representatives New bill with sanctions against Russian Federation  presented in US House of Representatives On Thursday, they said they thought it could advance soon but on Friday said the North Korea issue made that less likely. House of Representatives on Wednesday evening, the Reuters news agency reported .

Iranian math genius, Fields Medal victor Mirzakhani passes away Iranian math genius, Fields Medal victor  Mirzakhani passes away She earned her BSc in mathematics from Iran's Sharif University of Technology in 1999 and her PhD from Harvard University in 2004. Mirzakhani, 40, fought with cancer for four years and was hospitalized lately as the cancer has spread to her bone marrow .

Treasury Yields Fall On Weak Inflation, Retail Sales Treasury Yields Fall On Weak Inflation, Retail Sales Japan's yen-sensitive Nikkei slid 0.4 per cent on the yen's gains but MSCI's dollar-denominated Japan index gained 0.5 per cent. The most-active US gold futures for August delivery futures settled up $10.20, or 0.84 percent, at $1,227.50 per ounce.

Disney's live-action Aladdin finally finds its stars Disney's live-action Aladdin finally finds its stars There has been much speculation about who will be taking on the roles in the Guy Ritchie remake of the 1992 hit film . The film was reportedly struggling to find a suitable actor to play Aladdin .

US House Democrats introduce new Iran, Russia sanctions bill US House Democrats introduce new Iran, Russia sanctions bill But Ryan signaled that he wants the amended Senate bill to move and he said House Democrats are responsible for the delay.

Market Insights on Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLL) Market Insights on Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLL) Therefore 25% are positive. 04/19/2017 - Occidental Petroleum Corporation had its " rating reiterated by analysts at Simmons. The oil and gas segment explores for, develops and produces oil and condensate, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas.

Defying Trump, Jerry Brown to showcase American climate change efforts Defying Trump, Jerry Brown to showcase American climate change efforts The pledge will not, however, replace the United States' commitment to the Paris agreement. President Macron has been critical of Trump's approach to climate change .

'Gandhi-style' Liu Xiaobo dies of advanced liver cancer 'Gandhi-style' Liu Xiaobo dies of advanced liver cancer As he passed "peacefully", his final words to his wife, poet Liu Xia, and other relatives were " live on well ", media reported . Global tributes poured in for a "hero" of democracy while human rights groups accused the government of "cruelty".

Growing sinkhole forces evacuation of homes Growing sinkhole forces evacuation of homes Shortly after our sister station ABC Action News arrived on scene, one of the homes collapsed into the sinkhole. The hole quickly grew to 200 feet wide - about two-thirds the length of a football field - and 50 feet deep.

Rain expected today; sunshine to return by Saturday Rain expected today; sunshine to return by Saturday Thursday will have rain chances continue be at 30% with scattered thunderstorms and partly cloudy skies. Tonight through Saturday midday: Fair to partly cloudy, hazy and breezy with local showers possible.

Hammerson Plc (HMSNF) Reviewed By Analysts Hammerson Plc (HMSNF) Reviewed By Analysts KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ:LABL) on Tuesday, May 30 with "Sell" rating. The stock of Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, December 9 by Citigroup.

Dow Jones Closes at Record High, Notches All-Time Intraday High Tiffany rose 1.9 percent as it named Alessandro Bogliolo, a veteran of the luxury industry, as its chief executive. Bank of America was the biggest drag on the S&P and Goldman Sachs shaved off 21 points from the Dow.

Woman posing for a photo knocks over art installation worth $200000 Woman posing for a photo knocks over art installation worth $200000 It was labelled by the Los Angeles Times as being a "series of wondrous, over-the-top sets for the ideal selfie". When she crouches down, she suddenly knocks one over and causes a domino effect.