TAIPEI, Taiwan — Another week. Another ace. Another car.
Danielle Kang made her second hole-in-one in eight days Friday, acing the 158-yard 17th hole with a 7-iron in the second round of the LPGA Taiwan Championship.
She won an Audi A6 T2.0.
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"I was actually thinking about a hole-in-one, because I’ve been touching that car," Kang said. "I really wanted the car. It was right to left. So, I wanted to aim a little right of it, but then I caught it OK. It hit the fringe, like the collar, and it just kicked straight in and just rolled, tracked all the way into the hole."
Last week in the first round of the Blue Bay LPGA in China, the 22-year-old American had a hole-in-one with an 8-iron on the 155-yard 17th hole to win a Buick LaCrosse.
"Everyone was saying, "Are you kidding me? Again? Another car?" Kang said.
Kang has three aces in LPGA Tour play this season to tie the record set by Tracy Kerdyk in 1991 and matched by Charlotta Sorenstam in 2002.
Kang’s other hole-in-one came in the LOTTE Championship in April in Hawaii. She also had one this year in a non-competitive round and has eight aces in her life.
Kang finished with a 4-under 68 to reach 4 under.
The former Pepperdine player won the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 2010 and 2011.