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Park's 67 seals first career title

Park Jun Won shot a flawless five-under 67 yesterday to win the US$1 million ($1.25m) GS Caltex Maekyung Open by three shots and claim his first professional victory.

The 27-year-old had shared the third-round lead with Park Sang Hyun, but eased away on the back nine to finish the tournament on 15 under at the Namseoul Country Club in Seoul.

Lee Ki Sang (67) and Hwang Jung Gon (71) shared third place on nine under, while Australian Scott Hend (72) was the best of the non-Koreans with a share of fifth place on seven under.

Park joined the OneAsia Tour only on the eve of the tournament, making the field through his membership of the Korean Golf Tour. His previous best finish was joint second at Korea's PGA Championship two years ago.

But he played like a veteran all week, shooting a tournament-low 64 in the second round and matching the day's best despite the pressure yesterday.

"My putting was really great all week and that was the key," Park said.

"I was really focused." - AFP.