Kang edges out Inkster in Malaysia

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South Korea’s Jimin Kang fired a six-under-par 65 on Sunday to capture the Sime Darby LPGA in Kuala Lumpur.

South Korea’s Jimin Kang fired a six-under-par 65 on Sunday to capture the Sime Darby LPGA in Kuala Lumpur.

The 30-year-old was handed her second LPGA Tour success when American veteran Juli Inkster bogeyed the final hole to slip a shot behind Kang’s nine-under total of 204.

Inkster, 50, appeared on course to become the oldest winner on the LPGA Tour – Beth Daniel holds the record of winning at 46 years, eight months in the 2003 Canadian Open – after launching a late charge.

She posted four birdies in five holes from the 13th before her late mistake left her with a 67.

Kang stepped in to birdie the par-four 18th and add to her 2005 Corning Classic victory.

Sweden’s Maria Hjorth, who had shared the overnight lead with Korea’s Jee Young Lee (75), had to settle for a share of third place on six under with Japan’s Mika Myazato (69) after carding a level-par 71.

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