Kangs 5-under 67 gave him a four-round total of 17-under 271, putting him a shot in front of four players: Englands David Horsey (64) and Miles Tunnicliff (68), Thailands Prayad Marksaeng (68) and Indias Jyoti Randhawa (66) in the jointly sanctioned Asian Tour and European Tour event.
Victory in the $2 million event ended a long wait for 36-year-old Korean-born Kang, who has lived in the U.S. since age 10. His previous wins were at the 1999 Philippine Open and the 2001 Myanmar Open.
I actually dreamt last night that I won the tournament, but I have those sort of dreams quite often, Kang said. It feels great to have beaten a strong field here. It hasnt quite sunk in yet, but it is an amazing feeling.
American Anthony Kim, the worlds No. 11, effectively dropped out of contention with a 78 on the opening day, but finished with a 67 to be 10 shots behind Kang.