LEXINGTON, Va. — Megan Khang, a graduating high-school senior from Rockland, Mass., fired 67 in Tuesday's opening round and never looked back. On Thursday, after a final-round 72, Khang captured a six-shot win at the Women's Eastern Amateur.
Khang, a class-of-2015 golfer who is ranked No. 5 in Golfweek's list of graduating high-schoolers, has not decided on a university for the fall.
“I really didn’t start thinking about it until the start of my junior year,” Khang told Golfweek in November. “I have to make up my mind fairly soon.”
According to Golfweek, Khang has looked into Wake Forest, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and Vanderbilt.
Between her opening 67 and her closing 72 at Lexington Golf & Country Club, Khang squeezed in a 70 in Wednesday's second round to extend her one-shot lead to five over eventual second-place finisher Mika Liu.
Liu, a native of Beverly Hills, Calif. who attends IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., opened with 68 before closing with 74 and 73. The runner-up finish is her second of the year, as Liu lost in the championship match at the Jones/Doherty Women's Amateur to Gina Clark.
Liu's 2015 triumph came in early May when her and playing partner Riko Mitsunaga captured the inaugural U.S. Women's Four-Ball at Bandon Dunes.
Furman University freshman Alice Chen took third place as the Princeton, N.J. native stormed back from 75 on day one to post 72 and 71 in the final two rounds and secure third place on her own.
The Women's Eastern Amateur was first held in 1906 at Nassau Country Club in New York. Last year's championship took place at The Founders Club in North Carolina with Rene Menendez of Mexico claiming victory.
ABOUT THE Women's Eastern Amateur
The Womenfs Eastern Golf Championship has been
played since 1906 and is one of the oldest and most
prestigious womenfs amateur championships in the
Must belong to a WEGA member club or have
a school affiliation in one of the following Eastern
states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia,
Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode
South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and the District of
Columbia. 54 hole stroke play championship.
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