Na-Yeon Choi (above) of South Korea is drenched in champagne and water by fellow golfers after winning the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin July 8, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
(Reuters) – South Korea’s Choi Na-yeon survived a tumultuous four-hole stretch after the turn to win her first major title by four shots at the U.S. Women’s Open in Kohler, Wisconsin on Sunday.
A commanding six strokes ahead of the chasing pack overnight, Choi triple-bogeyed the 10th and did well to salvage pars at the 12th and 13th before regaining momentum to close with a one-over-par 73 at Blackwolf Run.
The 24-year-old birdied the 15th and 16th in dazzling sunshine and shrugged off a bogey at the last for a seven-under total of 281, finishing four ahead of her fellow Korean and playing partner Amy Yang (71)… Read More