Virada Nirapathpongporn, 21, of Thailand, is all smiles with the Robert F. Cox Women's Amateur trophy. The Duke University senior-to-be defeated Jane Park, 2 and 1, in Sunday's championship match at Philadelphia Country Club. (John Mummert/USGA)

 

Jane Park got up and down for par from the greenside bunker at the 27th hole in Sunday's match. (John Mummert/USGA)

 

Virada Nirapathpongporn hits a bunker shot at the 15th hole during the morning round of the 36-hole championship final. She got up and down for par to win the hole. (John Mummert/USGA)
Jane Park extracts her ball from the greenside bunker at the 29th hole of the championship match. She made par and halved the hole with Virada Nirapathpongporn. (John Mummert/USGA)
Jane Park kept things close in the final with her hot putter, but the 16-year-old Californian came up just short against Virada Nirapathpongporn, 2 and 1. (John Mummert/USGA)
Virada Nirapathpongporn hits her tee shot at the 34th hole (No. 16) of Sunday's championship match. (Johnn Mummert/USGA)
Virada Nirapathpongporn hits her tee shot at the 24th hole of Sunday's championship match. Nirapathpongporn won the hole with a birdie 4 to take a 1-up lead, an advantage she would not relinquish the rest of the match. (John Mummert/USGA)

 

Jane Park hits an approach shot during the morning 18 of the championshp match. Park trailed, 2-down, going into the final 18 holes. (John Mummert/USGA)

 

A young spectator takes in the action from her father's shoulders during the morning 18 of the championship match at Philadelphia Country Club. (John Mummert/USGA)

 

Virada Nirapathpongporn takes a stroll across the bridge on the 17th hole during the morning 18 of the championship match. Several hours later, the 21-year-old would close out Jane Park on the same hole (35th) to win the Women's Amateur title, 2 and 1. (John Mummert/USGA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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