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  1. Inbee Park (Kor) wins by three shots on -12
  2. Fellow South Korean Ko Jin-young second on -9
  3. Wales' Amy Boulden & England Melissa Reid -4
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By Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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Inbee Park

And that is that, the end of another major, the end of three Open Championships is as many weeks on British links.

Some things change, some things stays the same.

Inbee Park is a major champion once more. Goodbye.

Just as a reminder, Inbee Park, the world number one, has now won six of the last 14 majors. With a total of seven to her name, she is chasing Annika Sorenstam's modern-day record of 10.

2015 Women's British Open winner Inbee Park: "It feels great, this is something I have been dreaming of all my life. I finally reached my goal. It's just a relief. I'm so happy with everything.

"I didn't feel that confident before this week, but to overcome a lot of things to win this championship is phenomenal.

Inbee Park

"When I play majors and see myself on the leaderboard it gives me a lot of confidence. Holding another major trophy is a confidence boost and is a big key to my success.

"Ko Jin-young is a very talented girl and I didn't know I would be able to win on 12 under. All four days she has been fantastic. I know her well, I even had dinner with her this week. The golfing gods was on my side.

"I can't really say what the next goal is because this is the one I set for my career. There are a lot of legendary players I should look up to. For now I should relax and enjoy this moment."

Here come the pipers, a 20-piece band, blowing the bags in the wind, saluting Inbee Park.


Inbee Park wins the 2015 Women's British Open

We are all done at Turnberry. World number one Inbee Park has won the Women's British Open for the first time. A seventh major sealed with a splendid round of 65. Mid-way through the back nine, it looked like she would be locked in battle with Ko Jin-young. In the end, it was a comfortable three-shot win.

Final leaderboard

I tell you what, it's a good effort. Rolls home the tiddler, meaning she finishes on nine under. Teresa Lu is the last player on the course, wrapping up her round. Two putts for her, meaning...

The better part of 80 feet for Ko Jin-young. Two strokes and she's second on her own.

Ko Jin-Young

A huge Saltire flutters heartily over the 18th green. The players are announced. We're a couple of putts away from officially anointing Inbee Park as champion.

On the point of South Korean dominance, there are 38 Korean players in the world's top 100 and 154 in the top 500. Does any other nation rule a sport more than this?

Last rites time. Ko Jin-young just about creeps on to the putting surface. The pin is in a different post code. Teresa Lu, a tie-dye outfit giving her the prize for the best trousers of the day, is on there too.

Suzann Pettersen in for a 72. The two-time major winner finishes on seven under and has to settle for fifth place.

Ko Jin-young is off down the last. She needs a par to seal outright second spot. Inbee Park is already getting congratulatory hugs from her nearest and dearest.

Inbee Park receives hugs from close friends and family

Just on the subject of the top four players in the championship being born in South Korea, there are five Korean players in the world's top 10, plus Lydia Ko, who plays for New Zealand but was born in Seoul.

A monster for Ko Jin-young on 17 for birdie. Will it? It might you know... just short. A par it is. Inbee Park is home and hosed.

Inbee observes her competitors

So Yeon Ryu and Lydia Ko share third place on eight under. All the top four players in this championship were born in South Korea.

New Zealand's Lydia Ko, who shot a 69 and finished eight under: "Whenever I went in the bunker this week I didn't have much of a stance and when that happens you don't know how to think. I have been putting well all week. You just have to think positively. My score could have been better but I would say that any time.

"This is my best finish at the British Open and it is one of the toughest majors. I am superb proud of my finish. I don't know if I will have a major win. It doesn't have to be now. I just need to try my best."

Lydia Ko

England's Melissa Reid, who finished on -4: "It was awesome. We've had great groups and it's nice to see where my game is at. It's nice to contend in a major."

Melissa Reid

Ko Jin-young, stripy jumper, red cap, gives her second to the 17th all she has, but still has work to do before she gets on the putting surface. Her race is run.

Maureen Madill

BBC TV on-the-course commentator

"The fairytale that Ko Jin-young was living did not last. She must concentrate to make sure that she does not lose second place."

Meanwhile, back at the 17th, any hope Ko Jin-young had of doing something extraordinary is hampered by a very weak tee shot.

The world number one takes the applause, waves to the crowd, then heads off to the scorer's hut. Her 65 is the joint-lowest round of the week.

Inbee Park leaves the field

Inbee Park leads on -12

Barring a small miracle, Inbee Park will be the champion. No birdie on 18, just lipping out, but a final round 65 looks set to seal a career Grand Slam.

Inbee Park finishes her round

Right then, Inbee Park. Can you seal the Women's British Open?

Double bogey for Ko Jin-young

After all that, Ko Jin-young had the best part of 15 feet for bogey. Curving away to the right, she eventually takes a double bogey six. She is three shots behind Inbee Park and will almost certainly have to settle for second.

That'll do. Maybe 20 feet, right of the hole. Get that done in two and Inbee Park is almost guaranteed to be the Women's British Open champion.

Ko is looking for some flat ground for a drop. For the first time her smile has gone. She might just want it done now. On 18, Park has the perfect position for her final approach.

Ko Jin-young in water on 16

...she doesn't like it. The club is dropped, the ball rolls off the edge of the green and into the stream. The splash could well end her title charge. Head drops to the ground, face etched with despondency. Tell the engraver it'll be Inbee Park. Ko doesn't even bother to put her pink coat on.

Ko Jin-Young looks dejected

It stays out, but the par is tidied up. She heads off down the last with a one-shot cushion. Back on the 16th, Ko Jin-young is pondering her approach...

I wonder if Inbee Park holes this birdie chance on 17, would that be the ball game? Ko would be two back with only three to play.

Nice from Inbee Park, lobbing on to the 17th green, chance of birdie, more likely to be par unless she pulls out something very good. Ko Jin-young has found the fairway on the 16th. Business end.

The long birdie putt on 15 slides by for Ko Jin-young. Tidied up, jacket back on. Three to play. Can she find the shot to catch Inbee Park, or is she relying on an error from her compatriot?

A slight error from Park, tugging her second at the par-five 17th. Rough, but a decent lie.

BBC Sport

Park has won five of the last 13 majors. That's just silly. Ko Jin-young is back in her pink parker jacket. I have to say I'm a fan of it. There's not enough fake fur in top level sport.

The sturdy figure of Inbee Park, white trousers and blue gillet, is already on the 17th tee. Safely on to the fairway. Ko Jin-young, back on the 15th, finds the green of the par-three. It's a long way for birdie, though.

Inbee Park leads on 12 under

Is that the moment? The world number leads on her own for the first time in this championship. Four-footer on 16, rolling in on the left of the hole. She is one up with two to play, while Ko Jin-young is just starting to go backwards. The career Grand Slam beckons?

Inbee Park

Andrew Cotter

BBC Sport commentator

"It really is a shoot-out between Inbee Park and Ko Jin-young now."

There's still drops of rain in the air, the busy sea still lapping at the shore. Fans, rugged up, follow the last groups towards the closing holes. The front nine is pretty much deserted. Big birdie putt from Inbee Park coming up.

Ko misses a birdie putt

Ko Jin-young has missed the birdie putt on 14, very fast and to the left of the hole. A par on 14, a hole that holds a real chance to gain ground. She puts her hand to her eyes and manages a rueful smile. You can't help but feel the momentum is now with Inbee Park.

Ko Jin-young has a birdie chance of her own, but it's trickier than she should have liked on the par-five 14th. Stand by for changes at the top of the leaderboard.