Jang's late birdie leads to 1st LPGA Tour title

Ha Na Jang pumps her fist after her birdie putt on the 18th hole to finish up her second round during the LPGA Coates Golf Championship at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club in Ocala, Fla. on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
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OCALA, Fla. (AP) Ha Na Jang won her first LPGA Tour title by making a late birdie to take the lead and closing with an even-par 72 for a two-shot victory Saturday over Canadian teen Brooke Henderson.

Jang played the final 36 holes with Lydia Ko, but it was the No. 1 player in women's golf who buckled.

They were tied for the lead after finishing the third round in the morning. Ko dropped five shots in five holes, and only three late birdies kept her hopes alive. Ko closed with a 75 and finished three shots behind.

Henderson had a pair of three-putt bogeys over the final five holes and shot 72. Jang had a one-shot lead playing the par-5 18th and hit wedge to a back pin for a 5-foot birdie.