Bedeviled: Lang looks to end LPGA Duke drought


Brittany Lang is in position to end a couple of perplexing droughts.

With a 5-under-par 66 Thursday at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, Lang is among four players tied for the first-round lead.

Lang is in position to become the first player who went to Duke University to win an LPGA event. She’s also in position to become the first U.S.-born player to win an LPGA event in Asia since Juli Inkster won the Samsung World in 1997.

Lang might be the best LPGA player today without a victory. She’s 0 for 151 as a professional. A lot of folks didn’t think it would take this long for her to break through after she tied for second as an amateur at 2005 U.S. Open. She finished second at this year's Ricoh Women's British Open, one of six career runner-up showings on the LPGA. She’s 18th on this year’s money list with three top-10 finishes in her last five starts.