Inbee Park the Youngest Winner of US Women's Open
19-year-old Korean remains steady while other contenders falter
By Chip Bayers,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2008 6:28 PM CDT
Inbee Park, of South Korea, watches her eagle putt on the second green Friday, June 27, 2008 during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf championship at the Interlachen Country Club in Edina,...   (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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(Newser) – Two weeks away from her 20th birthday, Inbee Park became the youngest winner of the US Women's Open today by closing with a 2-under 71 as everyone else around her faded away at Interlachen. Park didn't make a bogey over the final 10 holes, pulling away with three clutch putts early on the back nine and building a four-shot lead going to the final hole. She finished with a tap-in birdie, and a few of her fellow South Koreans doused her with beer.