February 8, 2016

Choi captures U.S. Women’s Open

Na Yeon Choi started her final round at Blackwolf Run with a 6-shot lead.  That

Na Yeon Choi

lead dipped to 2-strokes after a triple-bogey on the 10th hole.  But Choi recovered and went on to win the 67th U.S. Women’s Open, by 4-shots over fellow South Korean Amy Yang.

AUDIO: Choi says she’s proud of herself for staying patient :08

Choi shot a 1-over-par 73 and finished at 7-under 281 for the tournament.  It was Choi’s first major and sixth career LPGA victory.  She earned $585,000 for the victory.

AUDIO: Choi said this will probably sink in later :12

Choi and Yang were the only two golfers to finish under par over 4-rounds of golf at Blackwolf Run. 

Choi became the 4th Korean golfer to win the U.S. Women’s Open in the last five years. 

Paula Creamer was the top American finisher.  She tied for 7th.


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