Danielle Kang claims Marathon Classic win after late Ko collapse

Bengaluru, August 10

Danielle Kang profited from a late Lydia Ko collapse to win the Marathon Classic by one shot on Sunday and turn out to be the primary participant to win back-to-back occasions on the LPGA Tour since Shanshan Feng in 2017.

Kang, who gained final week’s Drive On Championship, regarded out of competition as she trailed New Zealander Ko by 5 pictures with six holes to play however a couple of phrases of encouragement from her caddie turned issues round.

“My caddie looked at me and said, ‘You’re right in it’,” stated the 27-year-old American.

“I looked at him and said, ‘I’m five down with six holes to go’. I kind of liked that mentality, made some good birdies coming in and kept it together.”

Her last spherical of 3-under 68 noticed her end at 15-under 269, one stroke higher than Ko (73) and England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff (67).

Ko led by 4 heading into Sunday’s finale and regarded on target to finish her two-year anticipate a title earlier than bogeys at 14 and 16 and a double-bogey on the 18th tripped her up.

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