Jutanugarn’s stumble helps Park win in Thailand

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Updated: February 24, 2013

A missed 3-foot putt by a 17-year-old
helped Inbee Park win the Honda LPGA Thailand by a single stroke on
Sunday.

The world No. 4 Park shot a final-round 67 at Siam Country Club’s Pattaya Old
Course and found the clubhouse two strokes behind overnight leader and
Thailand native Ariya Jutanugarn, who squandered a chance at becoming
the third youngest winner in LPGA history when she triple-bogeyed the par-5
last.

Jutanugarn, who was playing this tournament courtesy of a sponsor invite, had
a chance to force a playoff with a putt for double bogey, but the Ladies
European Tour rookie’s short roll lipped out and she settled for a final-round
72 and a second-place finish.

Park, meanwhile, ended at 12-under 276 and picked up her fourth career LPGA
victory.

More to follow.