Park Sung-hyun storms past field to win LPGA World Championship

South Korea's Park Sung-hyun produced a sizzling final round of 8 under par in windy conditions to clinch a two-stroke victory over Australia's Minjee Lee in the LPGA Women's World Championship in Singapore on Sunday.

The 25-year-old from Seoul opened her final round with three successive birdies and made two more at six and seven but a bogey on the par-five eighth made her turn at 4 under for the round.

She made four birdies on the back nine and tapped in for par from less than 3 feet to sign for a round of 64 and a total of 15-under 273 on the Tanjong Course at Sentosa Golf Club.

"I'm really happy with my play today," Park said through an interpreter. "I am really happy because I used to have rough starts to my year, and I think that I will now feel really comfortable for the rest of the season."

Lee, who was also the runner-up in Thailand last week, shot 69 to finish at 13-under 275 as she was overtaken by Park, who started the final round in eighth place.

Spain's Azahara Munoz and Korea's Ko Jin-young both shot closing scores of 69 to finish tied for third two strokes further back, with Kim Hyo-joo (70) and American Amy Olson (70) tied for fifth on 10-under 278.

Lee, who had started in second place on Sunday behind Thailand's world No. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn, had taken a two-stroke lead when she made her third birdie of the round at the par-five eighth.

The 22-year-old made another birdie on the par-4 12th, but Park was continuing her charge and took a share of the lead with her seventh birdie of the round on the 13th and then took a two-stroke lead on 16 with her final birdie; Lee made a bogey on 14.

Lee needed to make an eagle on the final hole to force an unlikely playoff, but her second shot landed about 30 feet from the pin.

World No.1 Jutanugarn had a one-shot lead heading into the final round, but a double bogey at the par-3 fourth dropped her down the leaderboard, and she was unable to recover.

Jutanugarn made a double-bogey seven on 13 and another bogey on 14 ended her hopes of winning her first event in Asia, as she closed with a 75 to finish in a tie for eighth with 8-under 280.