Sung Hyun Park wins US Women s Open golf
Sung Hyun Park wins US Women's Open golf

South Korean golfer Sung Hyun Park has won the US Women's Open by two strokes at Trump National for her first major championship.

The 23-year-old Park carded a closing five-under-par 67 to finish at 11-under 277 on Sunday in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Park's compatriot, 17-year-old amateur Hye-Jin Choi, finished second after a one-under 71 to be nine under, while another two South Koreans, Mi Jung Hur (68) and So Yeon Ryu (70), shared third spot at seven under.

Australia's Minjee Lee made a late charge, closing with a six-under 66 to finish in a tied 11th at four under.

The 23-year-old Park won a day-long battle with front-running Shanshan Feng and teenager Choi.

Park needed a fine chip from over the green on the par-5 18th hole to save par and win the $US900,000 ($A1.1 million) top prize from the $US5 million ($A6.4 million) event.

It was a far cry from a year ago when Park hit into the water on the 18th hole at CordeValle in California and missed a playoff with eventual winner Britanny Lang and Anna Nordqvist by two shots.

"The experience was definitely worth it, because based on that good experience that I had last year, I think I was able to garner the championship this year," Park said through an interpreter.

Walking to the scoring tent to sign her card, she got a thumps-up from US President Donald Trump who was watching from his boxand the course he owns.

"Well, to be honest with you, I still cannot believe that it is actually happening," said Park.

"It's almost feel like I'm floating on a cloud in the sky."

Feng, from China, had a 75 to drop into a tie for fifth at six under with Spain's Carlota Ciganda(70) and South Korea's Jeongeun6 Lee (71).

AAP

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