Inbee Park rallies to win LPGA Malaysia

Associated Press Modified: October 14, 2012 at 3:03 am •  Published: October 14, 2012
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Inbee Park rallied to win the LPGA Malaysia on Sunday for her second victory of the year, closing with a 4-under 67 to beat fellow South Korean player Na Yeon Choi by two strokes.

Park took the lead with a birdie on the par-4 13th and moved two shots ahead with a birdie on the par-4 14th. She got away with bogeys on the final two holes when Choi made a double bogey on the par-3 17th in her closing 71.

Two strokes behind Choi entering the round and three behind with 10 holes left, Park picked up a stroke when the defending champion bogeyed the ninth, then pulled even with birdies on the 10th and 11th holes.

Park finished at 15-under 269 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club and earned $285,000 to push her tour-leading total to $1,954,608. She also won the 2008 U.S. Women's Open and the Evian Masters in July in France.

Choi won the U.S. Women's Open in July for her first major title.

Australia's Karrie Webb shot a 68 to finish third at 12 under, and Scotland's Catriona Matthew was another stroke back after a 67.