Amy Yang holds on for LPGA Thailand title
Amy Yang showed nerves of steel to earn her fourth LPGA Tour title at the LPGA Thailand Championship on Sunday.
The South Korean saved the best for last, signing for a seven under 65 around the Pattaya Old Course at Siam Country Club, enough for a one stroke victory over Minjee Lee.
Amy Yang is your 2019 @hondalpgath Champion!
— LPGA (@LPGA) 24 February 2019
It was a dramatic final round, with play being punctuated by a lightning delay for nearly an hour and later a rain stoppage. Tied for the lead with Lee on the 16th, Yang rolled in birdie from the fringe to regain a one stroke advantage, taking her to 21 under for the event.
Carlota Ciganda was already in the hut having shot a round-of-the-day nine under 63, to take her to 20-under, so Yang could not afford any mistakes. After Yang closed with a birdie, Lee had a chance to force a playoff with an eagle at the last. The Australian found the green in two and left herself 14-feet for eagle, but missed the putt.
“I was honestly very nervous, especially last three holes,” said the 29-year-old, who also won the tournament in 2015 and 2017.
“It was a tough hole to finish. I was really telling myself just to be patient, do my best at the time.
“I tried to stay calm and stayed patient out there. I just enjoy coming here. I love the golf course, which is why I always play well here.”
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