Coronavirus Outbreak: Park Hyun-kyung clinches Korean LPGA Championships title as golf resumes post lockdown

In a return to official live tournament golf after the coronavirus epidimic, Park Hyun-kyung shot a final-round 67 Sunday to win the Korean Ladies Professional Golf tournament by one stroke.

The Associated Press May 17, 2020 14:42:04 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Park Hyun-kyung clinches Korean LPGA Championships title as golf resumes post lockdown

In a return to official live tournament golf after the coronavirus epidemic, Park Hyun-kyung shot a final-round 67 Sunday to win the Korean Ladies Professional Golf tournament by one stroke.

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Park had a four-round total of 17-under 271 on the Lakewood Country Club course. AP

Park had a four-round total of 17-under 271 on the Lakewood Country Club course.

Bae Seon-woo (68) and Lim Hee-jeong (71), who led by three strokes after the third round, were tied for second.

The tournament was played without fans and with players using hand sanitizers and following social-distancing rules. Caddies wore masks and players were allowed to play without them.

On Sunday, when players finished their rounds, most gave each other fist or elbow pumps instead of the usual hugs or hand shakes.

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