South Korea’s Inbee Park ran away from the field in the final round to win the gold medal in the Women’s Golf Olympic competition in Rio.
Park, a seven-time major winner and the youngest Hall of Fame inductee, shot a five-under 66 on Saturday to finish at 16 under, a full five shots clear of second place.
The competition for silver and bronze was much more exciting, with several players battling throughout the final round to make the podium. With a birdie at 18, world No. 1 Lydia Ko of New Zealand took silver after a round of 69. The bronze medal went to Shanshan Feng of China.
For much of the day, it appeared at least one American golfer would medal, if not two. Both Gerina Piller and Stacy Lewis had a shot, but in the end neither played well enough to finish in the top three. Piller fell back on the final nine holes to shoot a 74, leaving her tied in 11th place. Lewis made a good run with a score of 66 but finished one shot back of third place.