Jutanugarn shoots 67, climbs into lead at US Women’s Open

Jutanugarn shoots 67, climbs into lead at US Women’s Open

Jutanugarn shoots 67, climbs into lead at US Women’s Open

Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn leads the US Women's Open by four shots going into the final round in Alabama.

What might have been the most hard day of the 22-year-old's career ended with her winning Sunday's playoff against Hyo-Joo Kim and walking away $900,000 richer with a second major title.

This is the first time the USGA has gone to a two-hole aggregate playoff, and Kim quickly took command by rolling in a long birdie putt on the 14th hole.

She made seven pars in a row before back-to-back bogeys on No. 8 and 9 dropped her one shot behind Jutanugarn.

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But Kim made another bogey at the 18th, and a fourth consecutive par was enough for Jutanugarn to add to her 2016 Women's British Open title. South Korean-born Su-Hyun Oh, who moved to Australia at the age of eight, shot a 68 and is third.

But by the time thunderstorms and bad light forced an early halt to the day's play, with nearly half the field still on course at Shoal Creek, the cut line had dropped to four-over.

In the final round, Jutanugarn went out in 32 thanks to five birdies and a bogey, putting her at 16-under, seven better than Kim, who had three birdies on her front nine. "I'm just trying to play my game, follow my strategy and try to hit fairways and greens and I think there can be a few good scores but not many".

"I know everything's going to be the same and they're going to love me the same, " Jutanugarn said. But as she sailed her 3-wood in to the water on her way to a triple bogey on the first hole of the back nine, it all started to change. She was at 12-under 204 for the tournament.

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Ariya, who has won eight LPGA events in the past two years, was far from flawless early on but kept her card clean with a 6-foot par-saving putt at the par-3 fifth, where barely 100 spectators had made the long trek out to the furthest point from the clubhouse on a hot and steamy day. "It's pretty tough, but I don't put too much expectation on me".

Jutanugarn said she had a 4 a.m. wakeup call and played 28 holes in sweltering heat and humidity.

And when she finally fought back from that, she endured yet another collapse, this one with a chance to win her first major.

A large pack including former champions Michelle Wie and Park In-bee were tied for fourth at three under, which means Smith is seven strokes clear of everyone but Ariya and Oh.

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Niemann is a 19-year-old from Chile in just his fifth pro start, and he already had a pair of top 10s on the PGA Tour. Lincicome said Friday at the U.S. Women's Open that she was asked to play in the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky July 19-22.

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