Candie Kung, of Taiwan, nearly captured her first major championship victory at the U.S. Women's Open. Kung's 2-under-par 69 in the final round moved her from a third-round tie for fifth (after jumping from a 36-hole tie for 37th) to the clubhouse leader when she finished two groups ahead of the final group at 1-over-par 285 (72-77-68-69). Practicing her putting on the practice green in anticipation of a playoff, the crowd's roar from the 18th green gave her the signal that Korean Eun-Hee Ji had made a 12-foot birdie putt to claim the title at even par 284 (71-72-70-71) and Kung was runner-up.
Kung is a four-time winner on the LPGA Tour, most recently at the Hana Bank • KOLON Championship 2008 last fall.
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