LOCAL HEROES:Kaohsiung-born Candie Kung carded a 69 to finish in a tie for fifth place, while Taiwanese former world No. 1 Yani Tseng was 14 shots further back
Date: Oct 10, 2016
By: AP, TAIPEI
Jang Ha-na held off Feng Shanshan by a stroke in wind and rain yesterday at the Fubon LPGA Taiwan
Championship in New Taipei City’s Linkou District for her third victory of the year.
Eight strokes ahead of Feng after a birdie on the sixth hole, the 24-year-old South Korean bogeyed two of the next three holes and scrambled to par the final nine for a one-under 71.
Feng finished with a 66.
The Chinese star chipped in for birdie from 35 feet on the par-four 15th to pull within two strokes and nearly holed a bunker shot for eagle on the par-five 18th.
Jang then lagged her 15-foot birdie putt to inches and briefly 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.”
She kept the celebration short after drawing criticism in South Korea for her flamboyant victory celebrations — a “Samurai Lasso” routine in Florida in February and a “Beyonce Single Ladies” dance in Singapore in March.
Also, before the Singapore event, Jang’s father dropped a hard-case suitcase that tumbled down an airport escalator and injured rival player Chun In-gee. [FULL STORY]