Jang takes down Kang in BMW Ladies 3-hole playoff
A birdie on the third sudden-death playoff hole, South Korea’s Ha Na Jang beat Danielle Kang at the BMW Ladies Championship to earned her fifth LPGA victory.
During regulation play both Jang and Kang played impressive golf shooting the two lowest rounds of the tournament.
Ha Na Jang (Credit: BMW Sports)
Kang shot the tournament’s low round with a bogey-free 8-under 64, while Jang eagled the par-5 11th in her round of 65. It then set the stage for the playoff between the two.
Sunday’s victory adds to Jang’s previous LPGA Tour wins including 2016 Coates Golf Championship, 2016 HSBC Women’s World Championship, 2016 Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, 2017 Australian Women’s Open.
Jang is the second non-Member winner of the 2019 season, joining AIG Women’s British Open winner Hinako Shibuno.
Jang left the LPGA in May 2017 citing a desire to return home and be closer to her parents and to play in Korea, where she has won 12 times on the KLPGA since turning pro in 2010.
By winning on Sunday as a non-LPGA member, Jang can re-join the LPGA Tour immediately or take membership once more in 2020.
Su Oh was the best of the Australians finishing in a share of 13th position at 9-under, with Minjee Lee three back in a share of 16th.
Hannah Green finished at 3-under for a share of 38th position to round out the Aussie contingent.