Park Sung-hyun Wins LPGA Texas Classic

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Park's pitching wedge chip-in at the 18th hole provided her margin of victory over Duncan, who closed with three birdies in a row after Park was in the clubhouse, and Liu, who like Duncan had a career-best LPGA finish. Lopez posted a 68 in round one and made five birdies over her first 11 holes in her final round.

Duncan missed a short par putt on the 5th.

Aditi, 20, played 32 holes yesterday and made 10 birdies in them.

She was bogey-free during her second and final round in Texas, making three birdies on the front nine and one early on the back nine to ensure she climbed 15 places from her place on the leaderboard at the start of the day. Since there were still about 30 players that had not finished, a birdie was a must for Park to secure the lead.

"I knew it was a pretty important shot", Park was quoted as saying on the LPGA website. "That shot was a hard situation for me but I'm glad I made it".

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The 21-year-old New Zealander finished in a four-way tie for eighth at the latest stop on the LPGA Tour at the Old American Golf Club, recording a four-under second round of 67 to wrap up on six under for the tournament.

Last week, the 21-year-old Kiwi broke a win drought of nearly two years when she took out the Mediheal Championship in San Francisco. Not only that, Park won two tournaments, which includes a major tournament, and briefly took the No. 1 spot in the Rolex World Ranking in November, becoming the first rookie to do so since the ranking system was first introduced in 2006. In the first round Aditi had a bogey on 13th, but birdies on 16th, 18th, first and third saw her get to 3-under before a bogey on ninth saw her finish at 69.

A break from the tournament, skipping the LPGA Mediheal Championship, proved to be the right choice.

"Since I did so well last year, I felt a lot more pressure this year", Park said through a translator after the event. "I came back one better than I left so that's good". Along with Park, five other South Korean golfers finished in the top 10, including Kim Se-young who finished fourth and Shin Ji-eun who finished sixth. "I'm really excited about the rest of the season".

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