Choi Wins U.S. Women’s Open; Potter Claims Greenbrier Classic

NY Choi

KOHLER, Wis. – Na Yeon Choi picked up her first major title on Sunday, firing 1-over 73 to finish 7 under to win the U.S. Women’s Open by four strokes at Blackwolf Run. It was the sixth career LPGA Tour victory for the 24-year-old South Korean.

“Like 14 years ago, Se Ri won and I watched it,” Choi said. “I called her a legend. She inspired all the Korean players. I want to be like that. I want to be like Se Ri Pak.”

Fellow South Korean player Amy Yang finished second at 3 under. They were the only two players to finish under par.

“I think the course is pretty long and difficult,” Choi said. “If I trust myself, I think good results will follow.”

Sandra Gal was third at 1 over. Ilhee Lee, Shanshan Feng and Giulia Sergas tied for fourth at 2 over.

GREENBRIER CLASSIC
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – Rookie Ted Potter Jr. earned the first PGA Tour victory of his career, outlasting Troy Kelly in a playoff to win the Greenbrier Classic at 16 under at Old White TPC. Potter won on the third playoff hole, sinking a 4-foot birdie putt. The 28-year-old overcame a four-stroke deficit with four holes to play. He is the sixth first-time winner on the PGA Tour this season. Kelly finished second at 16 under. Charlie Beljan and Charlie Wi tied for third at 14 under.

FIRST TEE OPEN
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Kirk Triplett earned his first Champions Tour title, firing a 10-under-par 206 to win the Nature Valley First Tee Open by two strokes at Pebble Beach. It was Tripplett’s eighth start on the Champions Tour. The 50-year-old won three events while on the PGA Tour. Mark McNulty came in second at 8 under with a 208. Brad Bryant, Jay Haas and Bill Glasson all tied for third at 6 under.

FRENCH OPEN
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France – Marcel Siem picked up his second European Tour title, firing a 4-under 67 in his final round to beat Francesco Molinari by one stroke to win the French Open on Le Golf National’s Albatross Course. The German golfer finished the tournament 8 under with a 276. Italy’s Molinari finished 7 under with a 277. France’s Raphael Jacquelin took third place at 6 under with a 278.

 

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