Miranda Wang birdies 18 to win AJGA Yani Tseng Invitational

Miranda Wang birdies 18 to win AJGA Yani Tseng Invitational

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Miranda Wang birdies 18 to win AJGA Yani Tseng Invitational

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It was a home win in Pleasanton, Calif.

Miranda Wang fired a second consecutive 4-under 68, which in the end proved just enough to hold on for victory at the AJGA Yani Tseng Invitational.

Tied at 9 under wth Yujeong Son (in the clubhouse with a 65), Wang faced 100 yards for her third shot on the closing par 5 at Ruby Hill Golf Club. A birdie would seal the victory.

What’d she do? Stuff her approach to 5 feet, roll in the putt and take the title.

Wang, of Pleasanton, Calif., calls Ruby Hill her home course, which makes the win extra satisfying.

“I didn’t feel any pressure playing on my home course,” said Wang, Golfweek‘s No. 73. “I knew I just needed to be myself.”

The closing circle was Wang’s fifth birdie of the day, and the 2017 Duke commit’s third consecutive birdie-4 on 18 for the week. Son, of Norman, Okla. and ranked fifth, made a valiant effort in defeat, posting the tournament’s low round with that closing 65. The 2019 prospect finished four clear of third place.

That spot was held by UCLA signee Mariel Galdiano, as Golfweek‘s No. 2 closed in 72 to finish 5 under.  Only three others finished below par: Angelina Ye (2 under), Muni He (1 under), and first-round leader and Rolex Tournament of Champions winner Paphangkorn Tavatanakit (1 under).

With the win, Wang, 17, earned her second AJGA title and first AJGA invitational crown.

– Information from the AJGA was used in this report

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