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Hong Kong Ladies Open

Ariya Jutanugarn edges Kim Hyo-joo in play-off to win US Women’s Open

The 22-year-old Ariya becomes the first player from Thailand to lift the trophy

PUBLISHED : Monday, 04 June, 2018, 10:05am
UPDATED : Monday, 04 June, 2018, 10:05am

Ariya Jutanugarn parred the fourth play-off hole to beat South Korea’s Kim Hyo-joo for the 2018 US Women’s Open title on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Ariya became the first player from Thailand to lift the trophy as she parred all four play-off holes at the Shoal Creek, Alabama course.

She finished with a 72-hole total of 11-under 277 and got into the play-off with Kim despite a monumental back nine collapse that saw her seven-stroke lead evaporate on Sunday afternoon.