July 2, 2017 / 10:41 PM / 2 months ago

Golf-Kang wins Women's PGA Championship to make first victory a major

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois, July 2 (Reuters) - American Danielle Kang beat Canada's defending champion Brooke Henderson by one stroke to win the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on Sunday and make her first LPGA Tour victory a major.

Kang broke clear with four consecutive birdies from the 11th hole, but fell back into a tie with Henderson after bogeying the par-three 17th, where she found a bunker with her tee shot.

But the Californian held her nerve at the par-five 18th, hitting two near-perfect shots before two-putting to cap her victory with a birdie at Olympia Fields.

She carded a three-under-par 68 to finish at 13-under 271, while Henderson had to settle for second on 12-under after a closing five-under 66.

South Korean Chella Choi, who started the final round tied with Kang, carded 71 to finish third on 10-under. (Reporting by Andrew Both; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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