Yang closes with 9 straight birdies to tie LPGA mark


Amy Yang made some history with her blistering finish Sunday at the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship.

Yang birdied every hole on the back nine posting a 10-under-par 62 to finish tied for fourth in South Korea.

Yang’s nine consecutive birdies equaled Hall of Famer Beth Daniel’s record for most birdies in a row in an LPGA event. Daniel set the mark in the second round of the Phillips Invitational in Austin, Texas, in 1999. Yang’s 27 on the back nine also equaled the record for the lowest nine-hole score in an LPGA event.

“I don’t know what just happened,” Yang said afterward.

Yang holed a 10-footer for birdie at the last to complete the record-tying run. Her 62 equaled the tournament record set in the first round by Sung Hyun Park.

“This back nine was crazy good,” Yang said.