Rolex Rankings No. 2 Cristie Kerr entered Sunday afternoon's final round of the U.S. Women's Open in a three-way tie for the lead with Ryu and Angela Stanford at 1-under-par. After going even-par through her first 16 holes, Kerr was two strokes back of the lead with two holes remaining in her round when she arrived at The Broadmoor on Monday morning.
Kerr fell a little short in her push for a second U.S. Women's Open title, recording pars on 17 and 18 to finish alone in third place at 1-under-par. Kerr won the event back in 2007 at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club. A 14-time winner on the LPGA Tour, Kerr has captured two major championships so far in her career: the 2007 U.S. Women's Open and the 2010 Wegmans LPGA Championship.
Although Kerr wasn't able to capture her 15th win on the LPGA Tour, she continued her recent string of strong performances. Kerr has now finished in the top-3 in five straight tournaments, which has included three runner-up finishes and two third-place finishes.
"I've been playing great," Kerr said. "Yeah, it's frustrating I haven't won. It will happen again. I just have to stay patient. I stayed patient this week; that's for sure. "