Inbee Park wins Australian Open title

(AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Seven-time major champion Inbee Park saw a seven shot lead shrink to two shots Sunday before winning the Women's Australian Open by three strokes to clinch her first LPGA title in almost two years.

Park started her final round three shots in front of 19-year old South Korean compatriot Ayeon Cho. She bogeyed the ninth hole but still turned five shots ahead of the field and went out to a seven shot lead early on the back nine at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club.

But the 31-year-old former World No. 1 faltered briefly, bogeying the 14th and 16th holes and walking off the 16th green only two shots ahead of fast-finishing American Amy Olsen. Olsen had four birdies in a 3-under final round 70 and was in the clubhouse with an 11-under total of 281.

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Money Leaders: LPGA Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 Inbee Park $327,163
2 Madelene Sagstrom $323,095
3 Nasa Hataoka $313,272
4 Gaby Lopez $180,000
5 Hee Young Park $175,666
6 Celine Boutier $175,540
7 Danielle Kang $161,280
8 Sei Young Kim $126,778
9 Amy Olson $118,382
10 Brooke Henderson $102,169
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