Se Ri Pak withdraws from US Women’s Open

FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Se Ri Pak has withdrawn from the U.S. Women’s Open next month at Lancaster Country Club.

Pak was the first South Korean to the Women’s Open and she inspired an entire nation. She won in 1998 at Blackwolf Run in Wisconsin in a playoff, and went on to a Hall of Fame career.

The USGA did not say why the 37-year-old Pak withdrew.

She was replaced by Georgia Hall of England, who was the first alternate from the sectional qualifier in England.

The Women’s Open is July 9-12.

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