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U.S. Women's Open headed for playoff between South Korean rivals

July 11, 2011 |  8:14 am

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Seo_250 The U.S. Women's Open is headed for a playoff.

South Korean rivals So Yeon Ryu and Hee Kyung Seo are getting set for a three-hole playoff Monday morning in  Colorado Springs, Colo.

Seo finished play on Sunday at three-under 281 for a one-shot lead over Ryu, who had three holes left Monday. Ryu made birdie on the 18th to force the playoff.

[An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Ryu had one hole left Monday].

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-- Chuck Schilken

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photos, from top: So Yeon Ryu; Hee Kyung Seo. Credits: Doug Pensinger / Getty Images; Mark Leffingwell / Reuters

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