Jimin Kang wins Symetra Tour event
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) South Korea's Jimin Kang won the Mission Health Wellness Classic on Sunday for her fourth career Symetra Tour title and first since 2004.
The victory capped a comeback from an allergy problem two years ago that attacked her immune system and made it difficult to breathe and walk on her own.
A two-time winner on the LPGA Tour, Kang shot 5-under 67 in all three rounds for a five-stroke victory at the Country Club of Asheville. The 11-year span between victories is the longest in tour history.
The 35-year-old former Arizona State player broke the tournament record at 15-under 206 and earned $15,000 to jump from 10th to second on the money list with $32,932.
Lacey Agnew, Brianna Do, Daniela Iacobelli and Brittany Benvenuto tied for second. Agnew closed with a 67, Do shot 68, Iacobelli 69, and Benvenuto 70.