A year after finishing runner-up at the Coates Golf Championship, Ha Na Jang finished one place better on Saturday at Golden Ocala Golf Club.
Jang, who last week became the first player in LPGA history to make a par-4 ace, ended with two birdies in the final three holes to win by two strokes over Canadian teen Brooke Henderson at 11-under 277.
As the final birdie putt fell, Jang whipped her putter around in a celebration she dubbed a Samurai twirl, modeled after a famous golf video of a man doing a similar celebration after a great drive. Jang was due for the chance to share that kind of emotion.
“I can’t describe it,” she said. “I’m so happy. I cannot put it in my words.”
The 23-year-old's playoff runner-up here a year ago, which she managed after Monday qualifying, was the first of four second-place finishes a year ago. She finished fourth last week in the 2016 season-opener in the Bahamas. She's been knocking on the door again and again. In search of that first win, Jang needed toRead More »from Ha Na Jang wins Coates Golf Champ. for 1st LPGA title