American benefits from Lydia Ko’s shocking collapse, rallying from a 5-stroke deficit with 6 to play, as she adds Marathon LPGA Classic title to previous week’s victory in Ohio
2: Number of consecutive victories for American Danielle Kang, who erased a five-stroke deficit with six holes to play and won the Marathon LPGA Classic on Sunday in Sylvania, Ohio. Kang, 27, shot 3-under 68 at Highland Meadows Golf Club for a 15-under 269 total and benefitted from a shocking collapse by 54-hole leader Lydia Ko. The New Zealander dropped four shots on her final five holes, including a double bogey on the par-5 18th. For Kang, the victory was her fifth on tour. “Definitely, it was a lot of up and downs going on," Kang said. "I made some little mistakes here and there, but I definitely answered with some birdies, which was good, and kept me in my momentum." England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff shot 67 for a 14-under 270 total and a share of second place with Ko, a former world No. 1 and 15-time champion on the LPGA who has not won in 2½ years. Kang, who won the LPGA’s season restart a week earlier in the Drive On Championship in nearby Toledo, is the first player to win back-to-back events on the LPGA since Shanshan Feng, in 2017 (scores).
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