23-year-old South Korean fires another 67 for first vic­tory on LPGA Tour

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BEDMINSTER, N.J.» Sung Hyun Park won the U.S. Women’s Open on Sun­day, her first LPGA Tour vic­tory.

The 23-year-old from South Korea shot her se­cond con­sec­u­tive 5-un­der-par 67 and won a day-long battle with front-run­ning Shan­shan Feng and teenage am­a­teur HyeJin Choi at Trump Na­tional Golf Club.

Park, who birdied the 15th to move into a tie for the lead and the 17th to open a twoshot edge af­ter Choi made a dou­ble bo­gey on the pre­vi­ous hole, fin­ished at 11-un­der 277 for a two-stroke vic­tory over Choi.

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump at­tended the big­gest event in women’s golf for the third con­sec­u­tive day. There was a peace­ful protest af­ter he ar­rived at his box near the 15th green shortly af­ter 3 p.m.

It ended up be­ing a quiet weekend of pol­i­tics. And the golf was ex­cel­lent.

Park needed a fine chip from over the green on the par-5 18th hole to save par, and she got a thumps-up from Trump as she walked to sign her score­card.

Choi closed with a 1-un­der 71.

DeCham­beau ral­lies to win John Deere.

ILL.» Bryson DeCham­beau over­came SILVIS, a four-stroke deficit to win the John Deere Classic by one stroke for his first PGA Tour ti­tle — and a berth in the Bri­tish Open.

The 23-year-old DeCham­beau birdied four of the fi­nal six holes at TPC Deere Run for a 6-un­der 65 and an 18-un­der 266 to­tal. In 2015, the for­mer SMU star be­came the fifth player to win the NCAA in­di­vid­ual ti­tle and the U.S. Am­a­teur cham­pi­onship in the same year.

Third-round leader Patrick Rodgers shot a 70 and fin­ished se­cond.

McCar­ron stuns Langer in Se­nior ma­jor.

Scott McCar­ron shot OWINGS MILLS, MD.» a bo­gey-free 6-un­der 66 and took ad­van­tage of an un­char­ac­ter­is­tic crash by three­time de­fend­ing cham­pion Bern­hard Langer to win the Con­stel­la­tion Se­nior Play­ers Cham­pi­onship.

McCar­ron fin­ished 18-un­der and beat Langer and Brandt Jobe by one shot. The 51year-old McCar­ron made up a six-shot deficit in the fi­nal round to cap­ture his first ma­jor on the PGA Tour Cham­pi­ons.

The story of the day, how­ever, was the stun­ning col­lapse by Langer. Seek­ing his third ma­jor win of the year, the 59-year Ger­man had a one-shot lead be­fore drop­ping his tee shot in the wa­ter on No. 17. Af­ter tak­ing the one-shot penalty, he missed a 4-footer and made a dou­ble bo­gey.

Foot­notes. Rafa Cabr­era Bello birdied the first hole of a play­off with Cal­lum Shinkwin to win the Scot­tish Open, se­cur­ing his first ti­tle in 5½ years. … Mark Mul­der posted his record third con­sec­u­tive vic­tory in the Amer­i­can Cen­tury Cham­pi­onship, a celebrity tour­na­ment in State­line, Nev. NBA star Stephen Curry ral­lied to fin­ish fourth. Mul­der won by 11 points over fel­low for­mer pitcher Derek Lowe and for­mer tennis player Mardy Fish in the mod­i­fied Stable­ford event at Edge­wood Ta­hoe. Bron­cos gen­eral man­ager John El­way tied for ninth.

Seth Wenig, The As­so­ci­ated Press

Sung Hyun Park hits her tee shot on the fourth hole dur­ing the fi­nal round of the U.S. Women’s Open in Bedminster, N.J., on Sun­day. Park won the tour­na­ment, clos­ing with a se­cond con­sec­u­tive 5-un­der-par 67.

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