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Headline: Megan Khang Posts Four Straight Rounds Under 70 to Finish T4 at LPGA Founders Cup
For Immediate Release: March 20, 2016
|Click the image above to view scores from Khang's fourth-round.|
Norton, MA — Megan Khang continues to impress during her rookie campaign on the LPGA Tour.
The 18-year-old from Rockland and reigning Anne Marie Tobin WGAM Player of the Year carded four straight rounds under 70 this past weekend at the LPGA Founders Cup, which was held at Wildfire Golf Club at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa.
Her performance was good enough for a T4 finish, and it will certainly not be a week she will soon forget.
After all, in the first two rounds, she playing in front of large galleries while being paired with Michelle Wie and Cheyenne Woods, niece to Tiger Woods who was a hometown favorite from Phoenix. Khang stole the show in that grouping as she was the only one who made the cut, shooting 68 and 69.
“It’s different going from hardly anyone watching you to playing in front of big crowds,” Khang said to the Golf Channel. “I have definitely learned you can’t watch what everyone else is doing, and that if you play your own game you’ll be fine.”
Through her final two rounds, Khang posted scores of 66 on both Saturday and Sunday. During Sunday’s round, Khang made four straight birdies – on holes 4 through 7 – to make the turn at 4-under par 32. She continued to draw closer to the leaders by making birdie on the 11th, 15th and 16th holes.
She finished with just four bogies in four rounds of play.
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Last month in her first official event of the LPGA season, Khang was just two shots off the overall lead at the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic heading into the fourth and final round and went on to finish tied for 11th.
Here is a story about Khang that appeared as part of the LPGA Founders Cup event wrap-up (click here for the full story).
In her three events on the LPGA Tour, rookie Megan Khang has already amassed a pair of top-11 finishes, including a new career-best of T4 at this week’s JTBC Founders Cup.
“It’s been amazing,” Khang said. “I went from being a rookie from not many people knew about to walking on the fairway and going “go Megan” and I’m still in shock going, oh, me. That’s me. So it’s definitely exciting and I look forward to the rest of the year.”
While her strong start to 2016 may be a surprise to some, it’s not to the 18-year old.
“I mean everyone comes in here thinking that they can win, and I’m truly one of those people,” Khang said. “Because if you don’t think you can win, there’s no point in coming. But I’m just happy that I’m playing well this season so far, and I hope to continue that the rest of the year.”
1 – Megan Khang, an LPGA rookie, posted her first career top-10 finish on the LPGA Tour Sunday with her tie for fourth
3 – Jacqui Concolino posted a career-best solo third finish Sunday
4 – Brooke Henderson has now posted four consecutive top-10 finishes
5 – Sei Young Kim is projected to move up to fifth in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings and move to second in the rankings among Korean players, a critical move for securing her spot on South Korea’s UL International Crown and Olympics teams this summer
22 – Stacy Lewis now has 22 top-10 finishes since her last win at the 2014 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G
2014 – Paula Creamer’s tie for fourth was her best finish since her miraculous win at the 2014 HSBC Women’s Champions