Teenage Golfer Misses Out On $540,000 After U.S. Open End

The event had the largest prize money in women’s golf history, and second place was worth $540,000.
As an amateur, she is ineligible to collect prize money.
PhotoHye-Jin Choi finished second in the United States Women’s Open over the weekend.
Choi, who is from South Korea, qualified for the event in a tournament in South Korea, and went on to finish two strokes off the lead of Sung Hyun Park at the Trump National Golf Club on Sunday in Bedminster, N.J.
If she was tempted to suddenly turn pro to get the check, it would not have worked.

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