Lancaster Country Club breaks attendance record for U.S. Women’s Open

In Gee Chun tees off on the second hole during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Lancaster Country Club, Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Lancaster, Pa. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – South Korea’s In Gee Chun birdied four of the last seven holes to rally for a one-stroke victory at the U.S. Women’s Open on Sunday.

The 20-year old Chun shot a 4-under 66 in the final round and finished at 8 under, becoming the first player to win her U.S. Open debut since Birdie Kim in 2005.

Third-round leader Amy Yang struggled in the middle of her round and then pulled within one by going eagle-birdie at Nos. 16 and 17. But she bogeyed the 18th and fell a stroke short.

Playing in the final group on the last day of the championship for the third time in four years, Yang squandered a three-stroke lead and settled for a 1-over 71 and was second at 273.

LPGA officials said the Lancaster Country Club set an attendance record with more than 135,000 spectators viewing the U.S. Women’s Open Championship throughout the week.

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