Buick LPGA Shanghai R4

Danielle Kang successfully defends title

October 17-20
Qizhong Garden Golf Club, Shanghai, China
$2,100,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Two trips to Shanghai, two wins for Danielle Kang. On her 27th birthday, the American captured the 2019 Buick LPGA Shanghai, successfully defending her 2018 title at Qizhong Garden Golf Club with a one-stroke win over Jessica Korda. Kang shot a bogey-free 2-under 70 on Sunday, breaking her own tournament record to finish at 16-under 272.

Kang pulled two strokes clear of Korda with a birdie at the 15th, but on 17, Korda got back within one with a birdie of her own. At 18, Kang came up 3 feet short on her 25-foot birdie putt and admitted to a good case of nerves over what ultimately became her winning putt.

“It was a really stressful day. I definitely played well out there. It was really tough because you’re definitely watching what Jessica is shooting and scoring, and always just try to keep in my own game,” said Kang. “There were a lot of birdie opportunities. I made some really great up and downs. I’ve never been more nervous than the last putt for some reason, but I made it.”


Korda was unable to keep up with the mistake-free Kang. After starting the day one stroke ahead of Kang, she shot even-par 72 with three birdies and three bogeys. 

“I just didn’t have any like good numbers. I couldn’t get anything going. Everything was half shots. I was either short or I was long,” said Korda, who was looking for her sixth win in six different countries. “You know, just couldn’t get anything going today. It was just one of those days where it just wasn’t meant to be, I guess.”

Yu Liu, of the People’s Republic of China, surged up the leaderboard with a final-round 65 and tied for third with Japan’s Nasa Hataoka and American LPGA rookie Kristen Gillman, who earned the best finish of her LPGA career. Megan Khang tied the 18-hole scoring record of 8-under 64, acing the par-3 11th to go with six birdies to finish tied for seventh.


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Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
Prize Money
1
Danielle Kang
-16
69 – 67 – 66 – 70
272
$315,000
2
Jessica Korda
-15
68 – 67 – 66 – 72
273
$192,103
T3
Yu Liu
-13
76 – 66 – 68 – 65
275
$111,310
T3
Nasa Hataoka
-13
67 – 73 – 67 – 68
275
$111,310
T3
Kristen Gillman
-13
73 – 66 – 68 – 68
275
$111,310
6
Sei Young Kim
-12
73 – 67 – 68 – 68
276
$70,993
T7
Megan Khang
-10
74 – 71 – 69 – 64
278
$55,743
T7
Ariya Jutanugarn
-10
73 – 69 – 69 – 67
278
$55,743
T9
Nelly Korda
-9
71 – 72 – 68 – 68
279
$42,947
T9
Jin Young Ko
-9
72 – 70 – 68 – 69
279
$42,947
T9
Brooke M. Henderson
-9
69 – 64 – 73 – 73
279
$42,947

T12
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-8
71 – 69 – 72 – 68
280
$35,653
T12
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-8
69 – 72 – 69 – 70
280
$35,653
T14
Shanshan Feng
-7
70 – 71 – 72 – 68
281
$30,570
T14
Georgia Hall
-7
71 – 69 – 72 – 69
281
$30,570
T14
Angel Yin
-7
68 – 71 – 69 – 73
281
$30,570
17
Marina Alex
-6
71 – 67 – 74 – 70
282
$27,346
T18
Jing Yan
-5
74 – 70 – 71 – 68
283
$25,558
T18
Caroline Masson
-5
72 – 73 – 69 – 69
283
$25,558
T20
Nicole Broch Larsen
-4
72 – 73 – 72 – 67
284
$22,928
T20
Alena Sharp
-4
72 – 72 – 71 – 69
284
$22,928
T20
Jeongeun Lee6
-4
72 – 68 – 75 – 69
284
$22,928
T20
Brittany Altomare
-4
70 – 69 – 74 – 71
284
$22,928
T24
Annie Park
-3
71 – 72 – 72 – 70
285
$20,089
T24
Hyo Joo Kim
-3
73 – 74 – 67 – 71
285
$20,089
T24
Amy Yang
-3
67 – 71 – 75 – 72
285
$20,089
27
Jennifer Kupcho
-2
69 – 75 – 71 – 71
286
$18,615
T28
Jasmine Suwannapura
-1
74 – 71 – 73 – 69
287
$16,533
T28
Gerina Piller
-1
70 – 78 – 69 – 70
287
$16,533
T28
Carlota Ciganda
-1
72 – 73 – 70 – 72
287
$16,533
T28
Lydia Ko
-1
69 – 74 – 70 – 74
287
$16,533
T28
Na Yeon Choi
-1
70 – 71 – 71 – 75
287
$16,533
T33
Cydney Clanton
E
76 – 74 – 67 – 71
288
$14,023
T33
Pajaree Anannarukarn
E
70 – 70 – 76 – 72
288
$14,023
T33
Ashleigh Buhai
E
72 – 71 – 72 – 73
288
$14,023
T36
Eun-Hee Ji
1
72 – 73 – 70 – 74
289
$12,674
T36
Gaby Lopez
1
73 – 72 – 69 – 75
289
$12,674
T38
Simin Feng
2
74 – 73 – 73 – 70
290
$10,745
T38
Muni He
2
74 – 75 – 70 – 71
290
$10,745
T38
Ruixin Liu
2
72 – 74 – 71 – 73
290
$10,745
T38
Moriya Jutanugarn
2
73 – 72 – 72 – 73
290
$10,745
T38
Katherine Kirk
2
71 – 74 – 72 – 73
290
$10,745
T38
Ruoning Yin (a)
2
75 – 71 – 70 – 74
290
$0
T38
Su Oh
2
71 – 70 – 73 – 76
290
$10,745
T45
Lizette Salas
3
76 – 73 – 74 – 68
291
$8,624
T45
In-Kyung Kim
3
74 – 75 – 73 – 69
291
$8,624
T45
Amy Olson
3
73 – 71 – 77 – 70
291
$8,624
T45
Wei-Ling Hsu
3
75 – 74 – 71 – 71
291
$8,624
T45
Mi Jung Hur
3
76 – 75 – 68 – 72
291
$8,624
T50
Mirim Lee
4
77 – 70 – 75 – 70
292
$7,173
T50
Sarah Schmelzel
4
72 – 75 – 74 – 71
292
$7,173
T50
Minjee Lee
4
74 – 69 – 78 – 71
292
$7,173
T50
Mel Reid
4
69 – 72 – 78 – 73
292
$7,173
T50
Azahara Munoz
4
72 – 69 – 76 – 75
292
$7,173
55
Chella Choi
5
74 – 76 – 73 – 70
293
$6,521
56
Mi Hyang Lee
6
72 – 72 – 78 – 72
294
$6,310
57
Yanhong Pan
8
77 – 73 – 73 – 73
296
$6,099
T58
Cheyenne Knight
9
75 – 79 – 74 – 69
297
$5,491
T58
Paula Creamer
9
77 – 73 – 77 – 70
297
$5,491
T58
Sakura Yokomine
9
75 – 72 – 76 – 74
297
$5,491
T58
Tiffany Joh
9
77 – 71 – 73 – 76
297
$5,491
T58
Jenny Shin
9
76 – 72 – 71 – 78
297
$5,491
T63
Celine Boutier
10
80 – 74 – 70 – 74
298
$4,996
T63
Xiyu Lin
10
76 – 75 – 71 – 76
298
$4,996
T63
Xiaowen Yin (a)
10
73 – 71 – 74 – 80
298
$0
66
Yuting Shi
11
79 – 75 – 78 – 67
299
$4,839
T67
Charley Hull
12
79 – 77 – 75 – 69
300
$4,628
T67
Pornanong Phatlum
12
76 – 78 – 77 – 69
300
$4,628
T67
Yuli Shi
12
75 – 75 – 73 – 77
300
$4,628
T70
Yunjie Zhang
13
78 – 74 – 80 – 69
301
$4,364
T70
Jaye Marie Green
13
72 – 80 – 75 – 74
301
$4,364
72
Xiang Sui
14
75 – 79 – 75 – 73
302
$4,208
73
Anna Nordqvist
16
79 – 77 – 75 – 73
304
$4,155
74
Jiaze Sun (a)
19
80 – 77 – 79 – 71
307
$0
T75
Yezhou Lin
20
77 – 81 – 75 – 75
308
$4,049
T75
Yifan Ji
20
75 – 74 – 83 – 76
308
$4,049
T75
Jienalin Zhang
20
79 – 72 – 79 – 78
308
$4,049
78
Ying Luo
21
78 – 77 – 79 – 75
309
$3,948
79
Taoli Yang
26
75 – 83 – 77 – 79
314
$3,898
80
Huize Lian
32
78 – 83 – 79 – 80
320
$3,849
WD
Bronte Law
69
$0
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