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Na Yeon Choi takes U.S. Women's Open
Korean dominance of the US Women's Open continued on Sunday, as Na Yeon Choi became the fourth player from South Korea to win the event in the last five years.

A comfortable four stroke victory, was only marred by a hiccup on the 10th where Choi skewed her tee shot into the woods and made a triple bogey.

That slip gave countrywoman and playing partner Amy Yang a glimmer of hope, with the lead dropping from five strokes to two;

"That moment, maybe I thought I might screw up today," Choi said. "But I thought I needed to fix that. I can do it. So I tried to think what I have to do."

What she had to do was shut it down, which she did implacably. Choi was able to play out the rest of the back nine without mishap, winning by four at Blackwolf Run.

A 1-over 73 meant Choi finished on 7-under, reliving memories of national hero Se Ri Pak who won the Open on the same course in 1998, a triumph that motivated many young South Korean women to take up the sport.

"And 14 years later I'm here right now, and I made it," Choi said. "My dreams come true. It's an amazing day today, and like I really appreciate what Se Ri did and all the Korean players, they did. It's really no way I can be here without them."

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