South Korea’s So-Yeon Ryu arrived at The Broadmoor without exempt playing status on the LPGA Tour. She doesn’t have to worry about that now.
Ryu, 21, defeated another South Korean, Hee Kyung Seo, in a three-hole playoff Monday morning to claim the 66th U.S. Women’s Open Championship – Ryu’s first win on the LPGA Tour.
Ryu played the three playoff holes in 2-under. Seo was 1-over.