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Megan Khang Secures First LPGA Title in Play-Off Victory at Canadian Women’s Open

Megan Khang Secures First LPGA Title in Play-Off Victory at Canadian Women's Open

Megan Khang defeated Ko Jin-young in a play-off to clinch a maiden victory on the LPGA Tour, winning the Canadian Women’s Open.

The 25-year-old American, in her 191st career start, had entered the final round with a three-shot advantage but the South Korean, a two-time winner this year, charged hitting with a three-under 69 to finish on 9 under to emerge in front.

But Khang fought back posting a 2-over 74 to tie with Ko despite dropping five shots to force the play-off. She hit a par on the first play-off hole which ended up being enough to seal victory over the world number four after Ko could only settle with a 6 after pulling her tee shot left and also finding the bunker on her third shot.

“I know my game is kind of trending and it’s matured over the past few years, so I was like ‘it’s going to happen; it’s just a matter of time’,” Khang said.

“This course suited my game very well and I’m just pumped to finally get the first one.”

This victory means that Khang becomes the ninth first-time winner of the LPGA Tour this year.

China’s Ruoning Yin finished in three on 7 under while there was a tie for fourth between Australia’s Hannah Green and South Korea’s Sei-Young Kim. Home favorite Brooke Henderson finish 13th tied with Japan’s Nasa Hataoka on 2 under.

The next event on the LPGA Tour is the Portland Classic taking place between 31 Aug – 3 Sep at the Columbia Edgewater Macan Course in Oregon.