Buick LPGA Shanghai: Danielle Kang claims one-shot win in China | Golf News

Danielle Kang marked her 27th birthday by efficiently defending her title on the Buick LPGA Shanghai.

Kang posted a bogey-free 70 on the ultimate day at Qizhong Garden Golf Club to register a one-shot victory over Solheim Cup team-mate Jessica Korda.

Home favorite Yu Liu claimed a share of third alongside Nasa Hataoka and Kristen Gillman, with Sei Young Kim ending 4 strokes off the tempo in sixth spot.

“It was a really stressful day,” Kang stated. “I definitely played well out there. It was really tough because you’re definitely watching what Jessica [Korda] is shooting and scoring, and always just try to keep in my own game.”

A two-shot swing on the first noticed Kang transfer forward with a tap-in birdie after Korda, the in a single day chief, missed an eight-footer to avoid wasting par.

Korda rolled in a 10-footer on the subsequent however dropped a shot on the par-five fourth, earlier than virtually holing her strategy on the ninth to arrange a close-range birdie and attain the flip tied for the lead.

Kang regained her benefit when Korda bogeyed the par-three 11th and doubled her benefit with a 10-foot birdie on the 15th, earlier than sealing her win with a two-putt par on the final.

Jodi Ewart Shadoff completed the week in tied-12th, with Georgia Hall an additional shot again on seven underneath and Charley Hull posting a final-round 69 to finish the week on 12 over.

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