Sunday, October 09, 2016


Ha Na Jang wins the Taiwan Championship by a stroke


Ha Na Jang celebrates after winning the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship

Ha Na Jang held off Shanshan Feng by a stroke in the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship for her third victory of the year.
Eight strokes ahead of Feng after a birdie on the sixth hole, the 24-year-old bogeyed two of the next three holes and scrambled to par the final nine for a 1-under 71.
Feng finished with a 66. The Chinese star chipped in for birdie from 35 feet on the par-4 15th to pull within two strokes, and nearly holed a bunker shot for eagle on the par-5 18th.
Jang then lagged her 15-foot birdie putt to inches in the wind and rain, and danced on the green after tapping in.
"I was like nervous every hole," Jang said. "Shanshan really good play today. That's why I got very nervous. And then I'm just simple every hole because weather is just so bad. And then just keep going the fairway and the green."

Shanshan Feng shot a 66

The South Korean kept the celebration short after drawing criticism for her flamboyant victory celebrations in her homeland.
Jang finished at 17-under 271. She set up some key par saves with sharp play around the greens, hitting to inches on 14 after striking the pin, to a foot on 15 after Feng holed out, and to 2 feet on 16 and 17.
Canada's Brooke Henderson birdied the last two holes for a 70 to tie for third with South Korea's Hyo Joo Kim (69) at 10 under. Taiwan's Candie Kung (69), South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace (71) and South Korea's Hee Young Park (72) were another stroke back.
Jang shot a 62 on Saturday to take a six-stroke lead over Feng into the final round. The 62 was the lowest score in her LPGA Tour career and matched the best round in the three years at Miramar.

Brooke Henderson finished in third place

The South Korean player earned $300,000 to jump from 12th to seventh in the money list with $1,199,719. She's projected to go from 12th to eighth in the world ranking.
Feng had her third straight top-four finish. The Olympic bronze medalist was fourth in the Evian Championship and tied for fourth last week in China in the Asian Swing opener.
Top-ranked Lydia Ko shot a 70 to tie for 20th at 3 under. She won by nine strokes last year at Miramar.

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