Amy Yang Becomes 1st Player in Tour History to Close With 9 Straight Birdies

Amy Yang Becomes 1st Player in Tour History to Close With 9 Straight Birdies

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54-hole co-leader Amy Yang of South Korea double-bogeyed the 2nd and never recovered. She shot a 4-over 74 and finished fourth.
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Lexi Thompson won the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship on Sunday, but Amy Yang was the one who made history.

Yang, who tied for fourth at 13-under, birdied the final nine holes for a 62. She became the first player in tour history to close with nine straight birdies, tied the record for consecutive birdies set by Beth Daniel in 1999, broke the nine-hole mark for relation to par at 9 under and matched the record for the lowest total at 27. Yang also tied the course record set by Sung Hyun Park on Thursday.

“I don’t know what just happened. Just can’t believe,” Yang said. “Shots were great. Early in the week I was shaky, but I don’t know, this back nine was crazy good.”


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