Khang makes history at Faldo Golf Series Grand Final
Monday, November 4, 2013
Megan Khang became the first female overall winner of the Faldo Golf Series Grand Final on Oct. 24 at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
Khang, of Rockland, Mass., fired rounds of 70-71-69 to win by two shots over Paul Kinnear of England, who won the Boys Under-21 division. Khang also won the Girls Under-16 division by 13 shots over Olivia Mehaffey and Kristen Gillman.
She also was the first American overall winner in the event's 17 years.
"I did not know I was the first girl (overall) winner until I reached the (final) green," Khang said. "I knew about Yani Tseng (a past girls-division winner) but thought she must have won the whole thing. It hasn’t really sunk in yet, to be one of only three American girls competing against all these great players from around the world, it is cool.”
Americans Zachary Bauchou and Brad Dalke won the Boys Under-18 and Under-16 divisions, respectively. Kinnear was the Boys Under-21 champion.
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