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.

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.

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.

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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