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Golf: In Gee Chun Wins 3rd Women’s PGA Championship

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South Korean professional golfer, In Gee Chun, has won the Women’s PGA Championship in Maryland for her 3rd major title and first in six years.

Chun, 27, a previous US Open and Evian Championship winner, finished one shot ahead of the field, finishing on five under, despite a three-over-par 75.

Australia’s Minjee Lee and American Lexi Thompson were tied for second on four under at Congressional.

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Northern Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow was tied for 10th place on level par.

Chun, the world number 33, had led by five shots after a record-equalling opening round of 64, which she followed with a 69 and then closed with two 75s.

Chun started the day three shots ahead of the field but dropped four shots on the front nine in a final round that included five bogeys and two birdies.

Thompson looked to be in the driving seat in the closing stages but bogeyed two of her final three holes to sign for a 73.

“It just means a lot because I didn’t have any wins for almost three-and-a-half years,” said Chun, who won $1.35m (£1.09m). “My loyal fans in Korea never gave up on me no matter how I did.”

England’s Georgia Hall finished on two over, with compatriot Mel Reid two shots further back.

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