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South Korea’s Park wins first Olympic women’s golf gold in 116 years

Golf - Olympics: Day 15

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: Inbee Park of Korea plays her shot from the 17th tee during the Women’s Golf Final on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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South Korea’s Inbee Park has claimed the second gold medal in Olympic women’s golf history.

Park put a cherry on top of her brilliant week in Brazil by firing her third 66 of the tournament. Add in her third-round 70, and you have a 16-under first place finish.

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The world’s No. 5 golfer, Park held off No. 1 for gold. New Zealand’s Lydia Ko shot 69 on Sunday to finish five strokes back of gold.

China’s Shanshan Feng took bronze, a stroke better than Japan’s Haruyko Nomura and USA golfer Stacy Lewis (9-under).

Gerina Piller shot 74 to drop out of medal contention and finish tied for 11th, while Lexi Thompson shot 66 to finish tied for 19th.

Russia’s Maria Verchenova shot the best fourth round, an insane 9-under 62 which featured nine birdies and an ace.

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