Ha Na Jang wins her second LPGA title of 2016
The LPGA has its first multiple winner of 2016, and Ha Na Jang, 23, is making an early statement that she’s not only a player to watch but a personality to embrace.
Jang closed with a 65 on Sunday at Sentosa Golf Club, capped with an eagle on the final home, to win the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore by four strokes over Pornanong Phatlum at 19-under-par 269. Jang, a second-year LPGA player who had four runner-up finishes in 2015, has finished T-11, first, T-4, T-8 and first in five starts this year.
An eight-time winner in Korea, Jang knows how to enjoy her success. After making the LPGA’s first-ever hole-in-one on a par-4 in the Bahamas, she celebrated by kissing the green in a traditional Korean bow. She punctuated her victory at the Coates Golf Championship by using her putter as a samurai sword. And in Singapore, her celebration featured a dance inspired by Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance.
“I’m watching the TV and really good music with Beyonce,” Jang said. “I’m trying to dance after my [final] putt. Yeah, single lady. I’m single right now, too.”
She may be single right now, but she’s also a double winner—and it looks like there’s more to come.