Women's British Open 2015: Final LPGA Leaderboard Scores, Prize Money Payouts

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistAugust 2, 2015

Inbee Park of South Korea plays her second shot on the 3rd during the final day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
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World No. 1 Inbee Park rose above the competition to clinch her first Women's British Open title on Sunday, recording an incredible seven-under 65 to complete a career Grand Slam.

Park enjoyed a bogey-free back nine in the fourth round of the contest to leapfrog compatriot Jin-Young Ko, defeating her by a clear three-shot margin in the end.

As a result, Park becomes just the seventh player in the history of women's golf to win four different majors, per ESPN Stats & Info, and has the opportunity to complete her set at the Evian Championship next month:

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Inbee Park wins Womenโ€™s British Open, becomes 7th woman to complete career Grand Slam http://t.co/WDL0Nwx9IG

Here's how the standings looked among the top 10 finishers after the fourth round of the Women's British Open on Sunday:

2015 Women's British Open Round 4 Leaderboard
PositionPlayerCountryTo ParScoreTotal
1Inbee ParkSouth Korea-12-765
2Jin-Young KoSouth Korea-9-171
T3So Yeon RyuSouth Korea-8-468
T3Lydia KoNew Zealand-8-369
5Suzann PettersenNorway-7Par72
6Teresa LuChinese Taipei-6+274
T7Mika MiyazatoJapan-5+173
T7Anna NordqvistSweden-5-369
T9Amy BouldenWales-4-171
T9Minjee LeeAustralia-4+173
T9Melissa ReidEngland-4Par72
2015 Women's British Open Top 6 Prize Payout
PositionPrize Money

It finished as a triumphant day for South Korean golfers in particular at Trump Turnberry, with So Yeon Ryu finishing strongly to join countrywomen Park and Ko in the top three.

However, none were as rampant as the victor, with Park displaying the same unforgiving talents that have put her atop the world rankings for the past two years. The Golf Channel's Justin Ray put her dominance into further context:

Justin Ray @JustinRayGC

Inbee Park has won 6 majors since the beginning of 2013. No other woman has won more than 1 in that span.

Despite the overall strong nature of her Round 4 display, it started off in shaky manner for Park, who birdied the second and third holes, only to cancel out those exploits with bogeys on the fourth and fifth.ย They proved to be the final slip-ups of her Sunday outing, though, as Park used the seventh as a springboard to sink four consecutive birdies and begin her surge anew.

The 27-year-old was one of only 10 players to manage a spotless back nine on Sunday, failing to make a single bogeyโ€”an incredible achievement considering more than 70 participants were in action.

And despite all her successes, Park chronicled this win as the most important of her career, according to ESPN's Jason Sobel:

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelTAN

It's official: Inbee Park has claimed the career grand slam. "This is the greatest day of my life. The golf gods were on my side, for sure."

Ko was in decent shape to maintain her own charge at the Women's British Open crown, matching Park at three under on the front nine, but a calamitous couple of errors led to her downfall later on.

First came a costly bogey on the 13th, but Ko's crushing collapse was set in stone at the 16th, where she shot two over the par four to fall out of reach of Park. The Golf Channel's Randall Mell detailed her desperate position on the 18th:

Randall Mell @RandallMellGC

Jin-Young Ko has to make a hole-in-one at the par 4 18th at Turnberry to force playoff with Inbee Park. Only needs a 378-yard drive.

Coming from within fingertips of the Women's British Open title to falling so far off the pace, Ko's day ended in bitter disappointment. Having said that, the 20-year-old gave an incredible account of her ability in what was her first real experience of a links course.

For now, South Korea has its reigning champion in the form of Park, but the next generation of talent could be led by Ko, quickly making moves as her nation's rising star.


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