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Trump congratulates S. Korea's Park on golf championship win

2017/07/17 10:01

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WASHINGTON, July 16 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated South Korean Park Sung-hyun on winning the U.S. Women's Open Sunday.

Trump, who attended the oldest major championship in women's golf at his namesake golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, posted to his Twitter account:

"Congratulations to Sung Hyun Park on winning the 2017 @USGA #USWomensOpen🇺🇸."

   At 11-under 277, Park defeated South Korean amateur Choi Hye-jin by two strokes to claim her first major title. The 23-year-old is an LPGA rookie who previously dominated the Korea LPGA (KLPGA) Tour. She is the eighth South Korean winner of the U.S. Women's Open.

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