Ha Na Jang shoots 62, takes 6-shot lead in LPGA Taiwan

BY foxsports • October 8, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Ha Na Jang shot a 10-under 62 in calmer conditions Saturday at rainy Miramar to take a six-stroke lead in the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship.

Chasing her third victory of the year, the 24-year-old South Korean player hit a 30-yard flop shot to a foot in steady rain on the par-5 18th to reach 16-under 200.

After shooting a 69 in high wind and early rain Friday for a share of the lead with fellow South Korean player Hee Young Park, Jang matched the best score in the three years the event has been played at Miramar. South Korea's Inbee Park set the mark in 2014 and England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff tied it earlier Saturday.

Jang birdied three of the last four holes. She hit a wedge to 4 feet on 15, made a 30-foot putt on 16 and closed the bogey-free round with the tap-in on 18 after the flop that landed on a ridge and trickled down.

China's Shanshan Feng was second after a 67, and Hee Young Park was another shot back after a 69. Canada's Brooke Henderson and South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace each shot 69 to get to 8 under.

Shadoff was tied for eighth at 6 under.

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