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Ha Na Jang wins 2nd LPGA title of season

Final Round — LPGA Tour — HSBC Women’s Champions — Singapore — LPGAtour logoNEW

Ha Na Jang finished off her second win of the 2016 season with an eagle in a runaway victory at the LPGA Tour’s HSBC Women’s Champions.

Jang (19-under) converted a four-shot triumph over Pornanong Phatlum for her second win in just five events to tee off this season. She is atop the LPGA Tour Money List and leads the Race to the CME Globe.

Already 10th in the Rolex Ranking, Jang will move up even closer to the Top 5 with this victory. She became the first player to win twice this early in the since in nearly a decade.

Amy Yang was third at 11-under and eight back, while headliners Stacy Lewis and Suzanne Pettersen finished T-9. Defending champion Inbee Park was T-30 and World No. 1 Lydia Ko settled for T-15.

For Jang, her worst finish in 2015 has been a T-11. This marked her fourth Top 10 in five starts. She jump-started the season by winning at the Coates Golf Championship in early February.

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