Megan Khang had a good week in Hawaii with another top 10 finish at the LPGA Tour’s Lotte Championship. The youngster, just 18, is starting to get the notice she deserves. She finished T-7th just five shots out of first place.
Megan showed her mental strength in Kapolei Hawaii overcoming an opening round +4/76. The Rockland Massachusetts native came back with rounds of -8/64, -2/70 and a final round -5/67 to finish -11/277 for a T-7th over the Ko Olina Golf Club course.
The daughter of Hmong refugees that fled Laos over forty years ago, the feisty competitor literally played herself back into the tournament posting the low round of the event with her second round -8/64. The only other player to equal Khang’s score was eventual winner Australia’s Mingee Lee. Lee’s 64 came in the final round as she caught and passed 54 hole leader America’s Katie Burnett.
So much a new comer to the LPGA Tour, her father, coach and caddy Lee Khang’s rental car was towed at the Founders Cup tournament during the Megan’s opening round in mid-March. The parking staff didn’t think the car belonged in the players parking lot. Khang showed she belonged finishing T-4th after posting consecutive rounds in the 60s for a -19/269 total.
Taking a look at her statistics after turning professional, skipping both college golf and the Symetra LPGA development tour could have been a mistake. Not for Megan Khang. Playing six events as a professional, her scoring average is 70.94, ranked 25th on tour. In fact Megan’s statistics are excellent. The average of her five major playing statistics is just 36.142. Not bad for a rookie with only six events under her belt. Her earnings of $125,394 has Megan ranked 31st on the money list.