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Park falls to eighth place at Jeju Masters

World top-ranked golfer Park In-bee, who achieved a career Grand Slam last week by winning the British Women’s Open, tied for eighth at the Jeju Samdasoo Masters in the KLPGA Tour.

Park shot even par in the final round and finished the event at 2-under 214 at the Ora Country Club in Jeju on Sunday,

Park, a 16-time LPGA Tour winner, including seven major titles, has not yet won a trophy in the KLPGA Tour. The 27-year-old had her first triple bogey this year in the second round on Saturday.

Ko Jin-young, who was runner-up in the British Women’s Open, was a stroke behind Park and tied for 11th with three other golfers. Ko, 20, was looking for her fourth victory in the KLPGA Tour this season.

The trophy went to Lee Jung-eun, who bagged her first win of the season by beating Park So-yeon in the first extra hole. The two were tied 6-under 210 after three rounds.


FOOTBALL

Ki suffers hamstring injury in first game

Swansea City’s Ki Sung-yueng was forced to leave the pitch at Saturday’s English Premier League opener due to a hamstring injury.

Ki started against defending champion Chelsea F.C. at Stamford Bridge. In just 40 minutes, however, he went down holding the back of his right thigh. Ki, 26, was replaced by Jack Cork. The game was tied 2-2.

Swansea manager Garry Monk said the Korean midfielder’s injury is not serious and he is expected to play against Newcastle United this weekend.

Ki was voted Swansea’s Player of the Year by the club’s supporters last season.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace’s Lee Chung-yong did not play the league opener against Norwich City. His team won 3-1.

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