LPGA

Buick LPGA Shanghai 2018

October 18-21

Shanghai Qizhong Garden Golf Club, Shanghai, China

$2,100,000

October 18-21

Shanghai Qizhong Garden Golf Club, Shanghai, China

$2,100,000

Round 4

Danielle Kang wins second career LPGA victory

October 21, 2018

A day after her 26th birthday, American Danielle Kang climbed to the top of a crowded leaderboard and came away with her second career LPGA victory at the Buick LPGA Shanghai. Kang’s two-shot victory made her the seventh player from the United States to win in 2018.

After shooting 1-over on the front side, Kang rolled in birdies on 11, 13, 14 and 17 on her way into the clubhouse for a final round 3-under 69.

Kang spoke about overcoming anxiety on her way to victory and leaving her frustrations behind.

“More so than anything I'm finally at a place where I'm peaceful and happy with my game, with my life,” said Kang. “There is just so much more you can get through. I hope I win more; I did the best I can. I'm going to keep working hard and keep giving myself chances and keep putting myself in contention. I'll win more. I'll play better.”

 

A total of seven players ended the tournament at 11-under par in a tie for second place. That list included all sorts of players – former World No. 1s (Lydia Ko, Ariya Jutanugarn), 2018 Rolex First-Time Winners (Annie Park, Marina Alex), the LPGA 72-hole scoring record holder (Sei Young Kim), a player looking for her breakthrough first win (Brittany Altomare) and a 17-year-old non-member going for glory in her home country (Wenbo Liu).

 

17-year-old Wenbo Liu had the home crowd roaring on Sunday – her bid at a groundbreaking victory over the world’s best players ultimately fell short, but she did finish tied for second as the top Chinese player out of the 20 in the field this week.

2018 LPGA rookie Yu Liu (-10) also finished inside the top 10 at T9, with nine-time LPGA winner Shanshan Feng (T20, -5) and 2018 Symetra Tour Player of the Year Ruixin Liu (T26, -2) rounding up the Chinese players who finished under par for the week.

 

Ariya Jutanugarn continues to lead the LEADERS Top 10 competition, recording her 15th top-10 finish on the 2018 season in Shanghai. Minjee Lee is in solo second with 12 top-10 finishes. In third place with 11 top-10 finishes is 2018 LPGA Tour rookie Jin Young Ko.

The LEADERS Top 10 competition awards a $100,000 bonus to the LPGA player with the most top-10 finishes through the completion of the Blue Bay LPGA (Nov. 7-10). In the event of a tie in total top-10 finishes, the award will go to the player with the most official wins, followed by most second-place finishes, third-place finishes, etc., until the tie is broken.

 

CME Group Cares Weekends is a season-long charitable giving program that turns eagles into donations. For each eagle recorded during weekend play (Saturday and Sunday) throughout the 2018 LPGA Tour season, CME Group donates $1,000 to the program’s total donation count. At the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship, the stakes are even higher, as the donation has been raised to a generous $5,000 per eagle. The money raised will go toward a charitable pool and be split evenly between Wounded Warrior Project® and Bright Pink®.

The weekend at the Buick LPGA Shanghai saw 13 eagles. That translates to $13,000 raised, and $280,000 raised on the year.

Player Notes

Rolex Rankings No. 29 Danielle Kang (1, -13)

• Kang, 26, is from San Francisco, Calif. and played collegiately at Pepperdine University
• Kang becomes the seventh player from the United States to win on the LPGA in 2018
• Kang’s win makes her the 10th player with wins in both 2017 and 2018
• Kang celebrated her 26th birthday on Saturday, October 20
• Kang finished T3 last week at the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship after missing the cut in five of her previous six starts – she is a combined 25-under par in her last eight rounds dating back to last week
• Kang has six additional top-10 finishes in 2018 including a tie for second at the HSBC Women’s World Championship
• Kang’s became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
• Kang posted a 3-1-0 record as a rookie on the victorious 2017 U.S. Solheim Cup Team

Pos.
Player
Scores
Total
To Par
Prize Money
1
Danielle Kang
67 - 68 - 71 - 69
275
-13
$315,000
T2
Lydia Ko
68 - 73 - 70 - 66
277
-11
$101,452
T2
Marina Alex
72 - 70 - 68 - 67
277
-11
$101,452
T2
Annie Park
69 - 72 - 69 - 67
277
-11
$101,452
T2
Wenbo Liu
68 - 72 - 69 - 68
277
-11
$101,452
T2
Brittany Altomare
71 - 66 - 69 - 71
277
-11
$101,452
T2
Ariya Jutanugarn
66 - 69 - 71 - 71
277
-11
$101,452
T2
Sei Young Kim
67 - 67 - 71 - 72
277
-11
$101,452
T9
Bronte Law
69 - 68 - 71 - 70
278
-10
$43,046
T9
Yu Liu
69 - 69 - 69 - 71
278
-10
$43,046
T9
Carlota Ciganda
70 - 68 - 67 - 73
278
-10
$43,046
12
Paula Creamer
68 - 71 - 69 - 71
279
-9
$36,896
13
Jin Young Ko
72 - 70 - 68 - 70
280
-8
$34,577
T14
Su Oh
69 - 71 - 70 - 71
281
-7
$30,642
T14
Mi Hyang Lee
71 - 72 - 66 - 72
281
-7
$30,642
T14
Minjee Lee
68 - 70 - 70 - 73
281
-7
$30,642
T17
Jeong Eun Lee
71 - 72 - 70 - 69
282
-6
$26,215
T17
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
72 - 73 - 65 - 72
282
-6
$26,215
T17
Angel Yin
73 - 65 - 68 - 76
282
-6
$26,215
T20
Caroline Masson
72 - 73 - 68 - 70
283
-5
$23,403
T20
Shanshan Feng
72 - 71 - 68 - 72
283
-5
$23,403
T20
Brittany Lincicome
69 - 68 - 73 - 73
283
-5
$23,403
23
Lizette Salas
68 - 73 - 71 - 72
284
-4
$21,717
T24
Mo Martin
73 - 72 - 69 - 71
285
-3
$20,504
T24
Ashleigh Buhai
72 - 71 - 69 - 73
285
-3
$20,504
T26
Peiyun Chien
77 - 75 - 64 - 70
286
-2
$16,946
T26
Brooke M. Henderson
75 - 72 - 69 - 70
286
-2
$16,946
T26
So Yeon Ryu
69 - 71 - 76 - 70
286
-2
$16,946
T26
Sarah Jane Smith
74 - 68 - 73 - 71
286
-2
$16,946
T26
Ruixin Liu
74 - 72 - 67 - 73
286
-2
$16,946
T26
Jane Park
69 - 76 - 68 - 73
286
-2
$16,946
T26
Sakura Yokomine
70 - 74 - 69 - 73
286
-2
$16,946
T26
Sung Hyun Park
73 - 70 - 70 - 73
286
-2
$16,946
T34
Jaye Marie Green
73 - 72 - 73 - 69
287
-1
$12,967
T34
Eun-Hee Ji
75 - 70 - 72 - 70
287
-1
$12,967
T34
Ally McDonald
71 - 75 - 68 - 73
287
-1
$12,967
T34
Amy Yang
70 - 76 - 67 - 74
287
-1
$12,967
T34
Wei-Ling Hsu
69 - 72 - 69 - 77
287
-1
$12,967
T39
Anna Nordqvist
73 - 76 - 70 - 69
288
E
$10,753
T39
Megan Khang
71 - 77 - 70 - 70
288
E
$10,753
T39
Pernilla Lindberg
71 - 71 - 75 - 71
288
E
$10,753
T39
Nelly Korda
70 - 73 - 72 - 73
288
E
$10,753
T43
Hyo Joo Kim
74 - 75 - 69 - 71
289
1
$9,312
T43
Chella Choi
73 - 73 - 69 - 74
289
1
$9,312
T43
Pornanong Phatlum
71 - 71 - 70 - 77
289
1
$9,312
46
Jenny Shin
72 - 75 - 73 - 70
290
2
$8,644
T47
Aditi Ashok
71 - 73 - 75 - 72
291
3
$7,853
T47
Ayako Uehara
76 - 74 - 68 - 73
291
3
$7,853
T47
Xiyu Lin
75 - 72 - 70 - 74
291
3
$7,853
T47
Ryann O'Toole
68 - 76 - 71 - 76
291
3
$7,853
T51
Mohan Du
76 - 76 - 74 - 66
292
4
$6,958
T51
Mirim Lee
73 - 76 - 72 - 71
292
4
$6,958
T51
Jennifer Song
73 - 73 - 74 - 72
292
4
$6,958
T54
Moriya Jutanugarn
76 - 77 - 71 - 69
293
5
$6,009
T54
Weiwei Zhang
73 - 72 - 78 - 70
293
5
$6,009
T54
Mariah Stackhouse
71 - 78 - 72 - 72
293
5
$6,009
T54
Haeji Kang
73 - 74 - 72 - 74
293
5
$6,009
T54
Katherine Kirk
74 - 70 - 75 - 74
293
5
$6,009
T54
Xiang Sui
73 - 73 - 71 - 76
293
5
$6,009
60
In-Kyung Kim
76 - 76 - 72 - 70
294
6
$5,271
T61
Yuting Shi
75 - 72 - 74 - 74
295
7
$5,113
T61
Azahara Munoz
71 - 76 - 73 - 75
295
7
$5,113
T63
Lindy Duncan
72 - 77 - 77 - 70
296
8
$4,849
T63
Thidapa Suwannapura
75 - 78 - 68 - 75
296
8
$4,849
T63
Emma Talley
75 - 77 - 69 - 75
296
8
$4,849
66
Jacqui Concolino
71 - 74 - 76 - 76
297
9
$4,638
67
Mariajo Uribe
78 - 74 - 73 - 73
298
10
$4,534
68
Yan Liu
73 - 74 - 75 - 77
299
11
$4,427
69
Sandra Gal
76 - 76 - 73 - 75
300
12
$4,322
T70
Jienalin Zhang
74 - 77 - 79 - 71
301
13
$4,191
T70
Yunjie Zhang
79 - 73 - 73 - 76
301
13
$4,191
T72
Lei Ye (a)
75 - 72 - 80 - 75
302
14
$0
T72
Amy Olson
79 - 70 - 77 - 76
302
14
$4,110
T74
Taoli Yang
76 - 82 - 74 - 73
305
17
$4,058
T74
Jingfan Deng (a)
79 - 74 - 71 - 81
305
17
$0
76
Ying Luo
73 - 80 - 76 - 81
310
22
$4,006
77
Jiayun Li
77 - 84 - 77 - 74
312
24
$3,958
T78
Xiaowen Yin (a)
84 - 77 - 73 - 79
313
25
$0
T78
Liqing Chen
83 - 78 - 72 - 80
313
25
$3,907
80
Baining Wang (a)
84 - 80 - 79 - 81
324
36
$0
81
Charley Hull
73
$0
Pos.
Player
Scores
Total
To Par
1
Danielle Kang
67 - 68 - 71 - 69
275
-13
T2
Lydia Ko
68 - 73 - 70 - 66
277
-11
T2
Marina Alex
72 - 70 - 68 - 67
277
-11
T2
Annie Park
69 - 72 - 69 - 67
277
-11
T2
Wenbo Liu
68 - 72 - 69 - 68
277
-11
T2
Brittany Altomare
71 - 66 - 69 - 71
277
-11
T2
Ariya Jutanugarn
66 - 69 - 71 - 71
277
-11
T2
Sei Young Kim
67 - 67 - 71 - 72
277
-11
T9
Bronte Law
69 - 68 - 71 - 70
278
-10
T9
Yu Liu
69 - 69 - 69 - 71
278
-10
T9
Carlota Ciganda
70 - 68 - 67 - 73
278
-10
12
Paula Creamer
68 - 71 - 69 - 71
279
-9
13
Jin Young Ko
72 - 70 - 68 - 70
280
-8
T14
Su Oh
69 - 71 - 70 - 71
281
-7
T14
Mi Hyang Lee
71 - 72 - 66 - 72
281
-7
T14
Minjee Lee
68 - 70 - 70 - 73
281
-7
T17
Jeong Eun Lee
71 - 72 - 70 - 69
282
-6
T17
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
72 - 73 - 65 - 72
282
-6
T17
Angel Yin
73 - 65 - 68 - 76
282
-6
T20
Caroline Masson
72 - 73 - 68 - 70
283
-5
T20
Shanshan Feng
72 - 71 - 68 - 72
283
-5
T20
Brittany Lincicome
69 - 68 - 73 - 73
283
-5
23
Lizette Salas
68 - 73 - 71 - 72
284
-4
T24
Mo Martin
73 - 72 - 69 - 71
285
-3
T24
Ashleigh Buhai
72 - 71 - 69 - 73
285
-3
T26
Peiyun Chien
77 - 75 - 64 - 70
286
-2
T26
Brooke M. Henderson
75 - 72 - 69 - 70
286
-2
T26
So Yeon Ryu
69 - 71 - 76 - 70
286
-2
T26
Sarah Jane Smith
74 - 68 - 73 - 71
286
-2
T26
Ruixin Liu
74 - 72 - 67 - 73
286
-2
T26
Jane Park
69 - 76 - 68 - 73
286
-2
T26
Sakura Yokomine
70 - 74 - 69 - 73
286
-2
T26
Sung Hyun Park
73 - 70 - 70 - 73
286
-2
T34
Jaye Marie Green
73 - 72 - 73 - 69
287
-1
T34
Eun-Hee Ji
75 - 70 - 72 - 70
287
-1
T34
Ally McDonald
71 - 75 - 68 - 73
287
-1
T34
Amy Yang
70 - 76 - 67 - 74
287
-1
T34
Wei-Ling Hsu
69 - 72 - 69 - 77
287
-1
T39
Anna Nordqvist
73 - 76 - 70 - 69
288
E
T39
Megan Khang
71 - 77 - 70 - 70
288
E
T39
Pernilla Lindberg
71 - 71 - 75 - 71
288
E
T39
Nelly Korda
70 - 73 - 72 - 73
288
E
T43
Hyo Joo Kim
74 - 75 - 69 - 71
289
1
T43
Chella Choi
73 - 73 - 69 - 74
289
1
T43
Pornanong Phatlum
71 - 71 - 70 - 77
289
1
46
Jenny Shin
72 - 75 - 73 - 70
290
2
T47
Aditi Ashok
71 - 73 - 75 - 72
291
3
T47
Ayako Uehara
76 - 74 - 68 - 73
291
3
T47
Xiyu Lin
75 - 72 - 70 - 74
291
3
T47
Ryann O'Toole
68 - 76 - 71 - 76
291
3
T51
Mohan Du
76 - 76 - 74 - 66
292
4
T51
Mirim Lee
73 - 76 - 72 - 71
292
4
T51
Jennifer Song
73 - 73 - 74 - 72
292
4
T54
Moriya Jutanugarn
76 - 77 - 71 - 69
293
5
T54
Weiwei Zhang
73 - 72 - 78 - 70
293
5
T54
Mariah Stackhouse
71 - 78 - 72 - 72
293
5
T54
Haeji Kang
73 - 74 - 72 - 74
293
5
T54
Katherine Kirk
74 - 70 - 75 - 74
293
5
T54
Xiang Sui
73 - 73 - 71 - 76
293
5
60
In-Kyung Kim
76 - 76 - 72 - 70
294
6
T61
Yuting Shi
75 - 72 - 74 - 74
295
7
T61
Azahara Munoz
71 - 76 - 73 - 75
295
7
T63
Lindy Duncan
72 - 77 - 77 - 70
296
8
T63
Thidapa Suwannapura
75 - 78 - 68 - 75
296
8
T63
Emma Talley
75 - 77 - 69 - 75
296
8
66
Jacqui Concolino
71 - 74 - 76 - 76
297
9
67
Mariajo Uribe
78 - 74 - 73 - 73
298
10
68
Yan Liu
73 - 74 - 75 - 77
299
11
69
Sandra Gal
76 - 76 - 73 - 75
300
12
T70
Jienalin Zhang
74 - 77 - 79 - 71
301
13
T70
Yunjie Zhang
79 - 73 - 73 - 76
301
13
T72
Lei Ye (a)
75 - 72 - 80 - 75
302
14
T72
Amy Olson
79 - 70 - 77 - 76
302
14
T74
Taoli Yang
76 - 82 - 74 - 73
305
17
T74
Jingfan Deng (a)
79 - 74 - 71 - 81
305
17
76
Ying Luo
73 - 80 - 76 - 81
310
22
77
Jiayun Li
77 - 84 - 77 - 74
312
24
T78
Xiaowen Yin (a)
84 - 77 - 73 - 79
313
25
T78
Liqing Chen
83 - 78 - 72 - 80
313
25
80
Baining Wang (a)
84 - 80 - 79 - 81
324
36
81
Charley Hull
73