Golfer Danielle Kang earned her first major victory after a nail-biting finish at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship in Illinois on Sunday.
Kang carded a 13-under 271 to claim the US$525,000 purse, edging out Brooke Henderson of Canada by one stroke.
Danielle Kang poses for a simulated selfie with the trophy after winning the KPMG Women's PGA Championship in Illinois on Sunday. /AFP-Yonhap
The second major of the season came down to the very last hole.
Kang had a three-stroke lead before bogeying the 17th hole, while Henderson, looking to defend her title, birdied on the 17th and 18th to tie the lead at 12-under. Henderson finished ahead of Kang, who birdied the final hole to claim victory.
Kang was born in San Francisco in 1992, but lived in Busan until she was 4. After a highly successful amateur career, including back-to-back wins at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in 2010 and 2011, she had struggled on the professional circuit since her debut in 2012.
Until Sunday's triumph, her third-place finish at the 2012 Kingsmill Championship was her best result.
Kang suffered a broken wrist and herniated disc in her neck last season, but has gotten off to a good start this year.