2012 U.S. Women's Open

Published 1210 GMT (2010 HKT) July 9, 2012
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Na Yeon Choi celebrates after clinching her first major victory at the 2012 U.S. Women's Open. Getty Images
The South Korean was sprayed with champagne after her four-stroke win at Blackwolf Run. Getty Images
She was congratulated by compatriot Se Ri Pak, left, who inspired a new generation of Korean golfers when she won the same tournament at the same venue in 1998. Getty Images
Korea-born New Zealander Lydia Ko was the leading amateur as she tied for 39th, at the age of 15. Getty Images
Paula Creamer, the 2010 champion, was the highest-placed American as she tied for seventh. Getty Images
U.S. 17-year-old Lexi Thompson failed in her bid to become the youngest winner of a major golf tournament as she faded from third equal after 54 holes to a tie for 14th. She would have been 10 days younger than Young Tom Morris when he won the British Open in 1868. Getty Images
Hawaii-born Michelle Wie, whose parents emigrated from South Korea, is still waiting for her first major win after a final-round 80 left her tied for 35th. Getty Images
World No. 1 Yani Tseng of Taiwan finished tied for 50th after successive rounds of 78 in the only one of the four major tournaments she has yet to win. Getty Images