Megan Khang started the day with a three stroke lead at the CPKC Women’s Open and recorded five bogeys and three birdies on Sunday to close with a 74 and reach 9-under, matching South Korean Jin Young Ko who had earlier carded a 69.
Ko two-putted for bogey on the first extra hole leaving Khang to win her first LPGA Tour win in her 191st start.
“You know, it was tough today. I knew in my head I had a three-shot lead. You don't really think about results, but of course you want to get the win at the end of the day. It took a litle longer than regulation to get it done, but Sei Young was kind of pushing me the whole day and I was trying not to think about what she was doing. I couldn't help it. I think at one point we were only one shot apart. On 16 I looked at the leaderboard and I saw I was tied with Jin Young and I was like, oh, yeah, got a couple people to worry about. At the end of the day, Jack was kind of reassuring me, hey, let's go do our own thing. We can't control what they're doing.
“There were definitely nerves. I was shaking signing my scorecard. I triple checked that scorecard to make sure everything was correct and we did sign,” said Khang about heading into the playoffs. “You know, I was very thankful to have some friends out there who were right there telling me I got this and that they're there for me. It's always nice when you have that kind of friendship out here on tour. That playoff I tried to stay in my own litle world. I didn't know where Jin Young had hit her tee shot. I was just trying to keep my head down and stay in the moment and not get ahead of myself.”
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship winner Ruoning Yin of China shot the lowest score of the day, a bogey-free 66, with six birdies, to propel her into a third-place finish, her second third-place finish in her last three events.
Australia's Hannah Green and South Korea's Sei Young Kim finished in a tie for fourth at 6-under. Green shot a 69 while Kim struggled under the pressure, notching five bogeys to only three birdies to finish with a 74.