CHON BURI – South Korea’s Amy Yang has won her second career LPGA Tour win at Siam Country Club in Pattaya Thailand.
Yang won the Honda LPGA Thailand by two strokes over three golfers on Pattaya Old Course at Siam Country Club in Chonburi, after shooting a three-under 69 on Sunday for a four-round total of 15-under 273.
Yang, who joined the LPGA in 2008, had last won on the tour in 2013. She is the third South Korean winner in four events so far in 2015.
Yang, the runner-up at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open last week, picked up US$225,000 in the winner’s check to move into the first place on the money list.
The 25-year-old began the final round one stroke behind Stacy Lewis, the overnight leader at 13-under. The two played together in the final group, and Yang threw down the gauntlet first with a birdie on the opening hole. She picked up two more birdies on the front nine, while Lewis committed a bogey along with two birdies over the same stretch.
Yang built a two-stroke lead over Lewis with a birdie on the 10th. Then Lewis pulled even on the 14th with a birdie as Yang committed her first bogey of the day.
The taut final stretch took a dramatic turn on the 15th, where Yang had a birdie and Lewis shot herself out of contention with a disastrous double bogey, giving the South Korean a three-stroke advantage.
Yang had another hiccup with a bogey on the 16th but parred the two final holes for the victory.
Lewis ended in second place at 13-under, joined there by South Korea’s Lee Mi-rim and Taiwan’s Yani Tseng. Among other South Koreans, Kim Sei-young tied for fifth at 12-under and Park In-bee ended another stroke behind in a tie for eighth.