HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

MORNING 18

 

Fairways hit:

Virada Nirapathpongporn: 10/14

Jane Park: 8/14

 

Greens hit in regulation:

Virada Nirapathpongporn: 10/18

Jane Park: 11/18

 

Putts:

Virada Nirapathpongporn: 29

Jane Park: 31

 

Hole by Hole Recap:

 

1: Virada Nirapathpongporn: Wedge approach from 87 yards. Two-putts from 30 feet. Sinks par putt from 2 feet; Jane Park: Wedge approach from 90 yards, 45 feet below the hole. Two-putt for par.

Match is all-square

 

2: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 104 yards to hole. Approach to right fringe, 15 feet hole high. Putt 6-foot past hole. Sinks par putt. Jane Park: 9-iron from 106 yards to 9 feet. Pulls birdie putt. Makes par.

Match is all-square

 

3: Virada Nirapathpongporn: Left rough off the tee. Punch out with iron to right fringe. 188 to hole with 7-wood. Hits approach over the green. Chip to 6 inches for conceded par. Jane Park: Right rough off the tee. Punch out to fairway. 209 yards to hole. 7-wood approach to front fringe. Chip to 6 feet. Makes par putt.

Match is all-square

 

4: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 206 yards to flag. 7-wood to front fringe. 75-foot putt. Lags to 2 feet for par. Jane Park: Right rough off the tee. 188 to hole. Approach goes into right front greenside bunker. Blast to 7 feet. Misses par putt on the left. Bogey.

Nirapathpongporn goes 1 up

 

5: Virada Nirapathpongorn tee shot with 8-iron to 3 feet below the hole. Lips out birdie putt. Makes 2-footer for par. Jane Park: 8-iron to 25 feet. Two-putt for par.

Nirapathpongporn still 1 up

 

6: Virada Nirapathpongporn has 75 yards for third shot to par 5. Wedge to 11 feet above the hole. Misses birdie putt on right side. Par. Jane Park hits SW pitch from 41 yards to 6 feet. Makes birdie putt.

Match is all-square

 

7: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 4-iron tee shot to 25 feet. Misses birdie putt on the right side. Jane Park: 5-iron to 30 feet. Holes birdie putt.

Jane Park goes 1 up

 

8: Virada Nirapathpongporn: Tee shot goes into right rough behind a tree. Has to punch back into the fairway. 101 to flag with PW. Misses 10-foot par putt. Bogey. Jane Park: 138 yards to flag. Approach to 21 feet below hole. Just short on birdie try. Par.

Jane Park goes 2 up

 

9: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 7-wood from 190 yards to 4 feet above hole. Makes birdie putt. Jane Park: 168 yards to hole. 5-iron to 40 feet above the hole. Miss birdie putt on right side. Par.

Jane Park is now 1 up

 

10: Virada Nirapathpongorn: 163 yards to hole. 5-iron approach to 18 feet. Misses birdie putt. Par. Jane Park: 158 to hole. 6-iron approach to 14 feet. Leaves birdie putt just short of hole. Par.

Jane Park is still 1 up

 

11: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 6-iron tee shot pulled just behind the green in rough. Pitch to 7 feet. Holes par putt. Jane Park: 6-iron to back of the green, 50 feet from hole. Lags to 3 feet. Par.

Jane Park is still 1 up

 

12: Virada Nirapathpongporn: Second shot finds left fairway bunker. 110 yards to hole. Short on approach into rough short of the green. Pitch to 8 feet. Lips out par putt. Bogey. Jane Park: Second shot goes into right rough near a tree. Third shot comes up short into rough. Chips fourth shot 33 feet past the hole. Two-putt for bogey.

Jane Park is still 1 up

 

13: Virada Nirapathpongporn: Left rough off the tee. 8-iron from 120 to within 12 feet. Two-putt par. Jane Park: Right rough off the tee. 133 to hole. 7-iron approach finds right front bunker. Blast to 5 feet. Makes par putt.

Jane Park is still 1 up

 

14: Virada Nirapathpongporn 171 to hole. 5-iron approach to 14 feet. Conceded birdie. Jane Park: Left fairway bunker off the tee. 7-iron way short of green. 50-yard chip shot to 18 feet. Misses par putt. Bogey.

Match is all-square

 

15: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 5--wood tee shot into right greenside bunker. Blast to 2 feet. Makes par. Jane Park: 3-iron tee shot short and left of green in fairway. Chip and run to 6 feet. Misses par putt on the left side. Bogey.

Nirapathpongporn goes 1 up

 

16: Virada Nirapathpongporn: Tee shot into right rough. 7-iron approach from 139 goes left into rough. Lob shot to 22 feet. Lips out par putt. Bogey. Jane Park: Tee shot into right rough. 142 to hole. 8-iron comes up short and right of green in rough. Lob shot goes over the green into rough. Fourth shot to 11 feet. Misses bogey putt on high side. Double bogey.

Nirapathpongporn goes 2 up

 

17: Nirapathpongporn 170 to hole. 5-iron approach to 5 feet. Makes birdie. Jane Park: 165 to hole. 6-iron to 21 feet. Misses birdie putt on right lip. Par

Nirapathpongporn goes 3 up

 

18: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 167 to hole. 4-iron approach into right greenside bunker. Blast to 10 feet. Misses par putt on right side. Bogey. Jane Park: 169 to hole. 4-iron approach to 30 feet. Two-putt par.

Nirapathpongporn now 2 up after the first 18

AFTERNOON 18

Fairways hit:

Virada Nirapathpongporn: 11/13

Jane Park: 10/13

Greens in regulation:

Virada Nirapathpongporn: 12/17

Jane Park: 9/17

Putts:

Virada Nirapathpongporn: 28

Jane Park: 26

19: Virada Nirapathpongporn: Approach to 24 feet. Two-putt par. Jane Park: Left rough off the tee. Approach goes over the green into rough. Chips past hole 20 feet. Misses par putt. Bogey.

Nirapathpongporn goes 3 up

20: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 9-iron from 120 to 21 feet. Two-putt par. Jane Park: Wedge approach to 30 feet. Misses birdie putt. Makes 4-foot par putt.

Nirapathpongporn still 3 up

21: Virada Nirapathpongporn: Third shot from 149 yards with 7-iron to 35 feet. Two-putt par. Par putt is 4 feet. Jane Park 98 yards with PW to 12 feet. Makes birdie putt.

Nirapathpongporn now 2 up

22: Virada Nirapathpongporn: Drive in right rough. 195 to hole. Punch down the fairway to 50 yards short of green. Chips to 30 feet. Misses par putt. Jane Park: 192 to hole from fairway. 7-wood to 60 feet. Lags to 4 feet. Makes par putt.

Nirapathpongporn now 1 up

23: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 8-iron to 16 feet. Misses birdie putt. Jane Park: 9-iron to 10 feet. Makes birdie putt.

Match is All-Square

24: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 52-degree wedge from 73 yards to 5 feet. Birdie putt is conceded. Jane Park: Third shot with SW trickles back off the green into fairway. Chips past the hole 12 feet. Misses par putt.

Nirapathpongporn goes 1 up

25: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 7-wood tee shot to right fringe 25 feet from hole. Putts to 3 1/2 feet. Makes par. Jane Park: 4-iron tee shot left side of green. Lags 35 foot putt to 4 feet. Makes putt.

Nirapathpongporn still 1 up

26: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 151 to hole with 7-iron. Changed mind from a 6-iron before shot. Approach to 18 feet below the hole. Short on birdie putt. Par. Jane Park: Left rough off the tee. 7-iron punch out from 145 to front fringe. 65-foot lag putt to 3 1/2 feet. Makes putt.

Nirapathpongporn still 1 up

27: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 168 to hole with 5-iron. Short on approach into right greenside bunker. Blasts to 5 feet. Saves par. Jane Park: 158 to hole. 7-iron is pulled into left greenside bunker. Blast to 4 feet (brilliant shot since she had little green to work with). Saves par.

Nirapathpongporn still 1 up

28: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 161 to hole. 5-iron over the green. Pitch to 6 feet. Saves par. Jane Park: 146 to hole. Left and long with 6-iron approach. Pitch past hole 11 feet. Saves par.

Nirapathpongporn still 1 up

29: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 6-iron tee shot comes up short into rough. Pitch to a foot. Par. Jane Park: Blocks 6-iron tee shot into right bunker. Blast to 5 feet. Saves par.

Nirapathpongporn still 1 up

30: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 110 yards to hole for third shot. Approach to 4 feet with PW. Makes birdie. Jane Park: Third shot from 105 yards with PW. 20 feet above hole. Misses birdie putt.

Nirapathpongporn now 2 up

31: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 131 to hole with 7-iron to 9 feet above hole. Misses birdie putt to right. Jane Park: 117 to hole with 9-iron. Approach 14 feet hole high. Makes birdie putt.

Nirapathpongporn now 1 up

32: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 6-iron approach from 155 yards to 10 feet hole high. Burns right lip with birdie putt. Par. Jane Park: 146 yards with 7-iron to 37 feet. Birdie putt goes 8 feet past hole. She misses par putt (three-putt). Bogey

Nirapathpongporn goes 2 up

33: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 5-wood to 18 feet below the hole. Leaves birdie putt short. Par. Jane Park: 7-wood tee shot to 21 feet below the hole. Leaves birdie putt 2 1/2 feet short. Par.

Nirapathpongporn still 2 up

34: Virada Nirapathpongporn: 7-iron from left rough from 145 yards to 22 feet above the hole. Two-putt par. Jane Park: 138 to hole with 7-iron. Shot ends up on right fringe. Chips to a foot. Par.

Nirapathpongporn still 2 up

35: Virada Nirapathpongporn: Tee shot to 153 yards. 6-iron approach to 12 feet. Two-putt par. Jane Park: 6-iron approach from 163 comes up just short of green. Chips to 2 feet. Par.

Nirapathpongporn wins the match, 2 and 1.

STATS COMPILED BY USGA STAFF WRITER DAVID SHEFTER

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