Golf - Park retains LPGA Championship crown with playoff win

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Golf - Park retains LPGA Championship crown with playoff win
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PITTSFORD, NY - AUGUST 17: Inbee Park of South Korea waits to hit her tee shot on the sixth hole during …

- Park In-Bee downed Brittany Lincicome with a par at the first playoff hole on Sunday to win a second-straight LPGA Championship title.

The South Korean star claimed the fifth major title of her career.

Three of those came in her stunning six-win 2013 campaign, but she hadn't notched a win in 2014 until the Manulife Financial Classic in Canada in June.

Park, who started the day tied for second with Suzann Pettersen one stroke behind Lincicome, fired a two-under par 70 for a 277 total.

She birdied 17 and drained a long par putt at the last to keep the pressure on Lincicome, who could have won in regulation with a par at the final hole but bogeyed.

New Zealand's 17-year-old Lydia Ko finished third after a 70 for 280.

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