It was the perfect start to 2017 for current world number six Ha Na Jang, as she came from 3 shots back on the final day, to win the Womens Australian Open.
A stunning 40 foot eagle putt on number 17 all but sealed her epic come from behind victory, as she teed up on the 18th with a comfortable 3 shot lead.
Jang casually tapped in for another birdie on the last to finish with a round of 69 and -10 for the tournament. Of course the traditional water soaking for the champion shortly followed…
Jang eventually secured a comfortable 3 shot victory, to pick up her first win since she came out on top at the LPGA Taiwan Championship last October, although that was only four tournaments ago for Jang.
Jang was certainly in top form again this week and is definitely going to be a strong contender in many more tournaments throughout this year. Her target this year is five wins, so four more to go Ms. Jang!
She had set a goal of -10 today and her stunning finish of 3 birdies and an eagle in her final 6 holes proves that anything is possible in golf.
Somewhat overshadowed by Jangs victory, 17 year old amateur Hye Jin Choi produced a stunning week of golf, picking up birdies on 17 and 18, to finish on -5 and T-7th.
Choi who was the leading amateur this week, has been progressing very consistently over the last two years, and if there is any doubt that the Koreans cannot maintain their dominance of ladies golf, well Choi is a prime example to silence any sceptics. Next up is the Honda LPGA Thailand, which could easily result in another Korean victory. 2017 is looking like another very promising year for Korean golf, roll on next week!
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