USA’s Jeffrey Kang shot a sensational 8-under 64 - his second in three days - to secure a five-shot victory at the RMB1.5 million Chengdu Championship, the opening event on this season’s PGA TOUR Series-China.
Bouncing back from an opening 74, Kang posted a stunning 20-under total of 268 at Luxehills International Country Club after shooting 22-under in his last 54 holes (64-66-64). Hong Kong’s Jason Hak, the leader for the first three rounds, carded a 73 to share fifth place with China’s Daxing Jin (69) and Japan’s Kenta Konishi (69) on 14-under.
Kang, who started the day three behind Hak, fired out of the blocks with birdies on the first and third and an eagle on the par5 seventh, having chipped in to save par on the par-4 sixth. The American pulled away on the back nine as he picked up further shots on 10, 12, 13 and 15 before bogeying 17. Finally, in front of huge galleries, he birdied the par-5 18th, where many of his American and Korean friends doused him in water.