Sung Hyun Park rallies to win CP Women Open

SEOUL: South Korean rookie sensation Park Sung-hyun has rallied for her second career LPGA victory in Canada. Park, world No. 4, overcame a four-shot deficit to win the Canadian Pacific Women s Open in Ottawa on Sunday (local time). She fired a bogey-free final round of seven-under 64 at the par-71 Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club to finish at 13-under 271, beating fellow South Korean Lee Mi-rim by two strokes. Park took home a winner s check of US$337,500 to overtake South Korean Ryu So-yeon for first place on this years money list at a little over $1.87 million.Park, 23, won the U.S. Women s Open, the oldest major in womens golf, last month for her maiden LPGA win. She is the third multiple winner on the LPGA Tour this year, joining two other South Koreans: Kim In-kyung (three wins) and Ryu So-yeon (two victories). With Park s victory, South Koreans have won five consecutive LPGA events, a streak that began with Park s U.S. Women s Open win. Overall, South Koreans have combined for 13 wins in 23 LPGA tournaments this year. The record for the most wins by South Korean players in an LPGA season is 15 from 2015, when there were 31 tournaments. There are 34 tournaments this year.

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