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S. Korean Golfer In Gee Chun Wins US Women's Open

  • Associated Press

South Korea's In Gee Chun holds up the championship trophy after winning the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Lancaster Country Club, July 12, 2015 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

South Korea's In Gee Chun holds up the championship trophy after winning the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Lancaster Country Club, July 12, 2015 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

South Korea's In Gee Chun birdied four of the last seven holes to rally for a one-stroke victory Sunday at the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The 20-year old Chun shot a 4-under-par 66 in the final round and finished at 8 under, becoming the first player to win her U.S. Open debut since countrywoman Birdie Kim in 2005.

Third-round leader Amy Yang, also from South Korea, struggled in the middle of her round and then pulled within one by going eagle-birdie at Nos. 16 and 17. But she bogeyed the 18th hole and fell a stroke short.

Playing in the final group on the last day of the championship for the third time in four years, Yang squandered a three-stroke lead and settled for a 1-over 71 and was second at 273.

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