Park cruises to historic win at U.S. Women’s Open

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Updated: June 30, 2013

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Inbee Park’s dominant season continued on
Sunday, as she cruised to a historic 4-stroke victory at the U.S. Women’s
Open.

In addition to recording her third consecutive win and her sixth overall this
season, the 24-year-old South Korean captured her third straight major victory
this year, joining Babe Zaharias as the only women in LPGA history to do so.

Park also became just the fourth person on tour to win three majors in a
calendar year. She joined by Zaharias (1950), Mickey Wright (1961) and Pat
Bradley (1986).

She will have a chance to become the first male or female golfer to win four
majors in a season at the Women’s British Open at St. Andrew’s in August.

Park closed with a 2-over 74 during her final round at Sebonack Golf Club to
finish the tournament at 8-under-par 280 and collect her fourth career major
victory. Park also won the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open to go along with her three
majors this season.

I.K. Kim also shot 74 on Sunday to finish in second place at 4-under 284,
while So Yeon Ryu (72) was to only other player to finish in red numbers at
minus-1.

Paula Creamer (72), Angela Stanford (74) and Jodi Ewart Shadoff (76) shared
fourth at 1-over.

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