COLORADO SPRINGS: South Korea’s Ryu So-yeon won her first major title by beating compatriot Seo Hee-kyung in a three-hole playoff for the weather-delayed U.S. Women’s Open on Monday. The 21-year-old Ryu rolled in a five-foot birdie putt on the 18th green, the third extra hole, to seal her first LPGA victory before pumping her right fist in delight.
She was then soaked in champagne by some of her fellow Korean players after they ran across the green to join her in joyful celebration at The Broadmoor. Ryo and Seo had finished the regulation 72 holes at three-under 281, Seo having closed with a three-under-par 68 shortly before play was suspended because of darkness on Sunday evening. Ryu was one stroke behind overnight with three holes to play but she sank a six-foot birdie putt at the par-four last on Monday morning for a 69 to draw level with Seo. – Dailytimes