Golf

Park Hyun-kyung wins KLPGA title in return to live golf

In a return to official live tournament golf after the coronavirus pandemic, Park Hyun-kyung shot a final-round 67 Sunday to win the Korean Ladies Professional Golf tournament by one stroke.

Social-distancing rules in place as tournament held without fans

Park Hyun-kyung of South Korea holds the trophy after winning the KLPGA Championship at the Lakewood Country Club in Yangju, South Korea, on Sunday. (Ahn Young-joon/The Associated Press)

In a return to official live tournament golf after the coronavirus pandemic, Park Hyun-kyung shot a final-round 67 Sunday to win the Korean Ladies Professional Golf tournament by one stroke.

Park had a four-round total of 17-under 271 on the Lakewood Country Club course.

Bae Seon-woo (68) and Lim Hee-jeong (71), who led by three strokes after the third round, were tied for second.

The tournament was played without fans and with players using hand sanitizers and following social-distancing rules. Caddies wore masks and players were allowed to play without them.

WATCH | Highlights of Park Hyun-kyung's win at KLPGA Championship:

Watch highlights from Park Hyun-kyung's victory in the final round of the 42nd KLPGA Championship from the Lakewood Country Club in Yangju, South Korea. 6:54

On Sunday, when players finished their rounds, most gave each other fist or elbow pumps instead of the usual hugs or hand shakes.

WATCH | Kim Ree-an aces 17th hole in final round:

Kim Ree-an aced the 17th hole during the final round of the KLPGA Championship, leading her to a top-10 finish. 1:13

The final round also produced a highlight-reel moment for Kim Ree-an who aced the 17th hole along the way to a top-10 finish

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