SYLVANIA, Ohio – Trailing by five strokes with six holes to play, Danielle Kang still managed to win the Marathon Classic on Sunday.
Kang started his comeback with a birdie on the 13th and 14th holes of the Highland Meadows course. She only needed pars to turn over a 68 (minus-3) card and witness Lydia Ko’s collapse.
Ko seemed in a good position to end a two-year shortage and 44 winless tournaments. However, she bugged the 14th and 16th flags before registering a double bugy on the last hole.
While Ko brought down a 73 card, Kang showed a cumulative score of minus-15 and won a fifth title on the LPGA Tour.
Jodi Ewart Shadoff did not commit any buggy and she was second, tied with Ko, after playing 67 in the final round.
Minjee Lee (68) concluded her tournament with an eagle and a birdie and she took the fourth rung.
The only Canadian to take part in the weekend’s rounds, Alena Sharp tied for 25th in a final round of 69.
The Associated Press