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Kung Takes Title In Korea

Candie Kung's final-round three-under 69 conquered strong wins and helped her to a one-stroke victory

Candie Kung

Kung's eagle on nine proved to be the margin she needed after a bogey on 17.

November 2, 2008

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- American Candie Kung shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the LPGA Kolon Championship by one shot over Australian Katherine Hull.

Kung, who was born in Taiwan, eagled the ninth hole during a windy third round at Incheon's Sky 72 Golf Club course. That gave her the cushion she needed when she dropped a shot on the next-to-last hole. The world's 42nd-ranked player finished at 6-under 210 and collected $240,000 for the win.

Hull, the first-round leader, also had a 69 to bounce back from a poor outing on Saturday, while four golfers were another shot behind tied for third: Lee Jee Young, Jang Jeong and Han Hee Won of South Korea, and Sophie Gustafson of Sweden.

Defending champion and No. 4-ranked Suzanne Pettersen of Sweden finished 10 shots off the lead.

American Paula Creamer recovered from a dire opening day to end the championship at 2 under in a tie for ninth.

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