Jimin Kang wins Sime Darby LPGA

Kuala Lumpur: Jimin Kang won the Sime Darby LPGA for her second LPGA Tour title, beating Juli Inkster by a stroke Sunday when the 50-year-old Hall of Famer bogeyed the final hole. Kang, the 30-year-old South Korean player, birdied the par-4 18th for a 6-under 65 and a 9-under total at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

Inkster birdied Nos. 15-17 to take the lead, but couldn`t hold on in her bid to break the LPGA Tour age record of 46 years, 8 months set by Beth Daniel in the 2003 Canadian Women`s Open.

Inkster finished with her second straight 67. Sweden`s Maria Hjorth (71) and Japan`s Mika Miyazato (69) tied for third at 6 under.

Bureau Report