Inbee Park rallies to win LPGA Malaysia

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Associated Press

Posted on October 14, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 14 at 1:00 PM

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 won the 2008 U.S. Women's Open for her first tour victory and added the Evian Masters in France in July.

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