Park In-bee Blows Shot at Grand Slam

Park In-bee's chance at becoming the first Asian golfer to achieve a career grand slam has slipped away once again.

Though the overnight leader, Park finished fourth at the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale with a final score of 1-over 289 on Monday, two strokes behind winner Mo Martin of the U.S., who ended with 1-under 287. China's Shanshan Feng and Norway's Suzann Pettersen were co-runners up.

Park In-bee plays from the bunker at the 18th green during the final day of the Ricoh Womens British Open at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England on Sunday. /AP-Newsis Park In-bee plays from the bunker at the 18th green during the final day of the Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England on Sunday. /AP-Newsis

Park would have been the seventh golfer in the U.S. LPGA Tour to earn a career grand slam had she won. But all hope is not lost. She has another chance at the Evian Championship in September.

"I had a great chance today, but I made a number of disappointing mistakes toward the end. I will forget about what happened and get ready for a new challenge," she said.

Park will return to Korea straightaway to compete in the Jeju Samdasoo Masters on the KLPGA Tour starting on Friday.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 15, 2014 10:30 KST