Golf: Jang Ha Na wins 2016 HSBC Women's Champions, sets new tournament record of 19-under

South Korea's Jang Ha Na posing with her trophy after winning the HSBC Women's Champions at the Sentosa Golf Club.
South Korea's Jang Ha Na posing with her trophy after winning the HSBC Women's Champions at the Sentosa Golf Club. PHOTO: EPA
Jang dancing on the 18th hole after confirming her victory.
Jang dancing on the 18th hole after confirming her victory.PHOTO: AFP
Jang grooving to the music as she celebrates her win.
Jang grooving to the music as she celebrates her win.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - South Korean Jang Ha Na made it two wins in as many months after she captured the HSBC Women's Champions on Sunday.

The world No. 10 fired a closing seven-under 65 for a winning total of 269 at the Sentosa Golf Club. Her 19-under score was also a tournament record at the Serapong Course.

She finished four strokes ahead of Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum (68 and 273) at the US$1.5 million (S$2.11 million) tournament. Jang's victory earned her the top prize of US$225,000.

She had won her maiden LPGA Tour title last month at the Coates Golf Championship.

World No. 1 Lydia Ko signed for a 69 and 281 and finished joint-15th, ahead of defending champion and second ranked Park In Bee (69 and 285), who was tied-30.

Singapore's Koh Sock Hwee ended the Republic's unwanted record of finishing last at all eight previous HSBC events. Koh shot 75 and 298 total and was tied-59th in the 62-woman field.

Next year's 10th edition could also see a new home with talk of the tournament shifting across the road to the New Tanjong Course that is currently undergoing a $32 million redevelopment.