“Well, that was the play, to be honest,” said Danielle Kang of her near eagle on No. 18 which would have forced a playoff with winner Ally McDonald, who parred the hole.
“I thought I hit a good drive but looked up and it just kind of veered right. Then I saw it kick right and then I took a little while over that shot because I had to make a decision whether to go for it,” said Kang, who finished solo second at -15. “My wedges are really good, so I said I can't guarantee on-the-green shot, even if I'm long enough to try and chip in. Let's just lay it up to a number I like. Laid up to a number I like and I tried to hole-out.”
Currently ranked fifth in the world, a win on Sunday would have been the third for Kang this season and the second at a “Drive On” event. Despite a few bogeys on the card, Kang said she is happy with the result. With three weeks of break ahead for all players before the next Tour event at the Pelican Women’s Championship presented by DEX Imaging, Kang’s plan is to relax and recoup.
“I think I just need to take a few days off right now. My back has went into a spasm a few days ago. So it was a little difficult this week to play with it. I think I'm very proud of how I played despite not having my full game, but Ally played wonderfully and it's been a really great week,” said Kang.