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Sports Danielle Kang caps birthday with second Shanghai win

14:25  20 october  2019
14:25  20 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Canadians Denis Shapovalov, Vasek Pospisil off to second round in Shanghai

  Canadians Denis Shapovalov, Vasek Pospisil off to second round in Shanghai SHANGHAI — Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil have advanced to the second round of the Shanghai Masters. Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ont., beat American Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 6-2 on Monday. Vancouver's Pospisil, a qualifier for the tournament, upset No. 14 seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 7-6 (2), 6-2. The 20-year-old Shapovalov, ranked 36th in the world, won 27 of 29 points on first serve en route to a win over the 51st-ranked Tiafoe.The first game of the match stretched to 15 minutes before Tiafoe held serve, but Shapovalov eventually took control with a break in the first set and two more in the second.

Danielle Kang capped her 27th birthday with a nailbiting one-stroke win at the Buick LPGA Shanghai on Sunday, fending off fellow American Jessica Korda for her second victory at the tournament. Korda was the overnight frontrunner at 15 under, with the defending champion trailing by one in the second

Danielle Grace Kang (born October 20, 1992) is an American professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour. As an amateur, she won the U.S. Women's Amateur twice, in 2010 and 2011. She won the 2017 KPMG Women's PGA Championship, an LPGA major.

Danielle Kang swinging a golf club: Danielle Kang capped her 27th birthday by winning the Buick LPGA Shanghai for a second time© STR Danielle Kang capped her 27th birthday by winning the Buick LPGA Shanghai for a second time

Danielle Kang capped her 27th birthday with a nailbiting one-stroke win at the Buick LPGA Shanghai on Sunday, fending off fellow American Jessica Korda for her second victory at the tournament.

Korda was the overnight frontrunner at 15 under, with the defending champion trailing by one in the second edition of the $2.1 million event.

Both had finished the penultimate day at six under par after Kang rallied from twin bogeys on the first two holes.

But a bogey for Korda and a birdie for Kang flipped the lead on the first hole, with the defending champion's commanding short game keeping her ahead for most of the day.

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Danielle Kang has been struggling with mental and emotional demons in recent months. But she worked through them for her second LPGA Danielle Kang needed to let it out. After a frustrating opening nine on Sunday in Shanghai , her caddie, Ollie Brett, gave her permission to throw a temper

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"It was a really stressful day but I definitely really played well out there," said Kang.

"I've never been more nervous than the last putt for some reason, but I made it."

Korda's superior driving drew her level twice, but a narrow miss on the green of the 11th notched her third bogey and she trailed for the rest of the round.

She nearly fell out of contention on the 512-yard 13th when a disastrous tee shot flew right of the fairway and came to rest against a spectator behind a tree, leaving barely enough room for her second swing.

She salvaged a par there and went one under on the final par-five hole to bring her back within grasp of a playoff, but failed to capitalise on a birdie opportunity on the 18th.

"It was just one of those days where it just wasn't meant to be, I guess," said Korda.

Federer, Djokovic both lose in Shanghai quarterfinals

  Federer, Djokovic both lose in Shanghai quarterfinals SHANGHAI — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic went from perfectly unbeatable to unbelievably beaten in the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters. Federer and Djokovic had been a combined 13-0 in Shanghai with a spot in the semifinals on the line, but both lost Friday. Federer saved five match points in the second set but still couldn't stop fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev from winning 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-3. Djokovic, the defending champion, lost to sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-6, 7-5, 6-3."He deserved the victory," Djokovic said of the 21-year-old Tsitsipas. "He was the better player in the second and third sets. I started well in the first set, but I wasn't sharp enough.

대니엘 강 LPGA 뷰익 상하이 우승, 투어 통산 2 승 Korean American Danielle Kang earned her second career tour victory at the Buick Shanghai LPGA Tour on Sunday. Kang shot a

SHANGHAI -- Danielle Kang shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the LPGA Shanghai by 2 strokes for her second career title. Kang , who started the final round 1 stroke off the lead, offset a lone bogey on the par-5 fourth hole with four birdies after the turn to finish at 13-under 275 and hold off a late charge

"If you were going to tell me at the start of the week I would've come out finishing second, play in the final group, and had the week I did I would've probably taken it, but this one definitely sucks."

Kang played solidly through the day to finish 16 under for the tournament with two birdies, dodging trouble on the 11th with a masterful recovery from the bunker with her second stroke.

It was Kang's third professional tournament win after last year's Shanghai victory and the 2017 Women's PGA Championship at Olympia Fields in Illinois.

- Late rally for Hataoka -

Day one leader Nasa Hataoka mounted a determined challenge through the day but was dogged by a rough patch through the back nine on the second day, finishing three strokes off the pace for the tournament.

The Japanese world number four tied for third with America's Kristen Gillman and China's Yu Liu.

Canadian number six Brooke Henderson meanwhile had another day to forget, the halfway leader finishing one over par for the second day running to tie at ninth.

Megan Khang shot up from 21st to end the weekend equal seventh thanks to a hole-in-one on the 150-yard 11th.

"It was my first one as a professional in a tournament, so it was pretty cool," she said. "It was just exhilarating to see it go in."

Yunjie Zhang achieved the same feat on the 162-yard seventh to make Shanghai the second tournament of the 2019 LPGA tour to see five holes-in-one.

Thomas wins again at CJ Cup in South Korea .
JEJU ISLAND, Korea, Republic Of — Justin Thomas pulled away from Danny Lee in the final hour and closed with a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges for the second time in two years. Thomas won for the 11th time on the PGA Tour and the second time in his last four starts. He was one shot ahead when Lee, the South Korea-born player who plays under the New Zealand flag, bogeyed the 15th and 16th holes to fall three shots behind. They were the only two players who had a serious chance of winning. Lee closed with a 69 for his best finish in nearly a year.Thomas finished at 20-under 268 and moves to No. 4 in the world ranking.Hideki Matsuyama (65), U.S.

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