17-year-old amateur misses chance to win US Women’s Open

first_imgQuote sheets were handed out featuring the congratulatory words of Lacoste, who is now 72 years old and lives in Spain. Lacoste’s father was famed tennis player and sporting goods clothier Rene Lacoste.Choi was tied with eventual winner Sung Hyun Park, also of South Korea, heading to the par-3 16th, one of the holes that President Donald Trump watched from his personal viewing box.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I came a long way from Korea and I had the United States president and his wife cheering for me and clapping for me,” Choi said through an interpreter. “I was quite thrilled. It was a big honor for me.”Then, trouble struck. Choi tried to be too perfect with her tee shot on the 139-yard hole and deposited it right into the lake. CEU rallies past Gamboa, inches closer to qf berth “Today, I hit the ball perfectly and I tried to hit that one more perfectly,” Choi said. “When I had a birdie on the 15th hole, I thought that I may have a chance. That went through my mind and other people were saying that I might have a chance, but at the 16th hole, my ball went into the hazard. That’s what happened. At the time I felt that all this work, all this hard work I put together was going to disappear, so I was a bit disappointed.”After taking a drop, Choi settled for a double bogey. With that went all hopes of winning.“The 16th hole is a tough hole,” said Choi, who used a 7-iron. “I was just trying to get through the hole, maybe with a par. Maybe I played that hole a little too aggressively. There were disappointing parts to my game and that was one. I tried to pull my shot and it didn’t happen. But I had to refocus back for the two remaining holes.”Choi rallied to birdie the 18th for a 1-under 71. She finished second at 9 under, two strokes behind Park.Choi took the lead with a birdie on the seventh hole and had a chance to take a three-shot lead at the ninth, but her birdie putt slide by the hole.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation View comments Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite South Korea’s Hye-Jin Choi is greeted by fans and tournament volunteers as she walks to the 16th tee during the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open Golf tournament Sunday, July 16, 2017, in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)BEDMINSTER, N.J. — With three holes left in the U.S. Women’s Open, Hye-Jin Choi was all set to re-write the record books.The 17-year-old South Korean was poised to become the second amateur to win the biggest title in women’s golf, joining 1967 champion Catherine Lacoste of France.ADVERTISEMENT A bogey on the par-4 10th hole dropped her into a tie for the lead with playing partner Shanshan Feng, and Park joined the group at 9 under with a birdie at No. 12.One bad shot ended her chances of winning.Choi wasn’t upset about losing the $540,000 second-place money.“Well, I mean it would have been nice if I could get the money, but I think my primary goal was to come here and compete, so for me, getting this second place in runner-up actually means more to me,” she said.It marked the second straight year she has been the low amateur. She tied for 38th last year at CordeValle in California.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more


first_imgGardai are currently hunting two men who stole a car at knife-point from a woman at teatime tonight.The incident happened in the Ballyholey area of Raphoe shortly after 6.30pm.Earlier, the two men were in a blue Northern registered Volvo car that was in collision with another vehicle travelling in the same direction on the main Lifford to Letterkenny road. The two men ran off to a nearby house where they threatened the woman with a knife before stealing her car, a black Opel Astra with a registation number beginning 05-DL and driving off in the direction of Letterkenny.The woman and a man driving the vehicle involved in the collision have been left badly shaken by the incident.    COMMUNITY ALERT: GARDAI HUNT TWO MEN AFTER CAR STOLEN FROM WOMAN AT KNIFE POINT was last modified: December 11th, 2013 by johngerardShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:carknifepointMenstolentwolast_img read more

A snapshot of the 49ers’ season, from Lambeau on MNF to Sherman’s Seattle return

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)Get 49ers news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free 49ers HQ newsletter.A closer look at the gauntlet the 49ers will run this NFL season, starting Sunday in Minneapolis…Sundayat Minnesota Vikings (10 a.m., FOX)With Jerick McKinnon’s grand return squelched, we’ll have to focus instead on that Kirk Cousins/Jimmy Garoppolo/Kyle Shanahan love-triangle storyline. Sept. 16vs. Detroit Lions (1:05 p.m., …last_img read more

Transport Minister calls for thorough investigation following Grayston Drive bridge collapse

first_imgAfter the walkway bridge on Grayston Drive, Johannesburg, collapsed on the afternoon of 14 October that has killed two people and injured 22, transport minister Dipuo Peters called for a thorough investigation into the incident and has passed on her sympathy to the families affected by it.Minister of Transport Dipuo PetersJohannesburg, Thursday 15 October 2015 –The Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters has called on authorities to conduct a thorough investigation following the collapse of the bridge carry structure on Grayston Drive, Sandton yesterday.The structure is part of a walk-way bridge that was being constructed for the estimated 10 000 pedestrians who cross the Grayston off ramp from Alexandra to Sandton and vice versa daily.Minister Peters says there’s a need to unearth the reasons behind the tragic incident which claimed two lives and left others injured, in order to prevent a recurrence in the future.“I wish to convey my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the families of the people who sadly perished due to the incident. I equally wish a speedy recovery to those who sustained injuries,” says Minister Peters.The Minister says the construction is an important aspect of the overall development of economic infrastructure currently underway to improve access to Sandton.“Sandton is a critical economic hub not only for South Africa, but the continent and the world at large. It’s for this reason it’s called “the richest square mile in Africa. Seamless accessibility into Sandton is critical for both motorists and pedestrians hence the need for such infrastructure,” says the Minister.She has commended the City of Johannesburg and the Gauteng provincial government for their swift response to the incident. She says their interventions including availing free public transport services to affected people is an act of proactive leadership.The section of the M1 highway affected will remain closed while investigations continue. Minister Peters appeals for calm and patience while the highway remains closed to allow investigations to continue and the subsequent clean up operation.For further enquiries contact Tiyani Rikhotso on 0835701275.last_img read more