Late birdie give Jang first LPGA title

Ha Na Jang laughs after teeing off on the first hole during the third round of the LPGA Coates Golf Championship at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club in Ocala, Fla. on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) Ha Na Jang had to go the final 36 holes with the best player in women's golf to capture her first LPGA Tour title Saturday.

Lydia Ko turned out to be more of a cheerleader than a challenge.

Ko fell back in surprising fashion with three bogeys and a double bogey in a five-hole stretch. Jang suddenly had to worry more about Canadian teen Brooke Henderson, and Ko was at Jang's side to push her along in the cold and increasing rain over the final hour at the Coates Golf Championship.

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Money Leaders: LPGA
Rank Player Earnings
1 H.Jang $250,245
2 H.Kim $219,294
3 S.Kim $176,838
4 B.Henderson $151,710
5 S.Lewis $112,506
6 A.Nordqvist $100,059
7 I.Chun $79,881
8 L.Ko $79,881
9 I.Lee $55,336
10 P.Creamer $53,700
11 P.Phatlum $53,700
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