Korea's Amy Yang set a new tournament record in winning her second Honda LPGA Thailand title by five strokes.

Yang had to play the final 23 holes on Sunday after bad weather struck the Siam Country Club's Pattaya Old Course earlier in the week, but she was rarely troubled in securing victory.

Her 22 under final total set a new tournament record, one shot better than 2007 winner Suzann Pettersen and 2010 champion Ai Miyazato.

The 2015 champion led by five going into the final round, having added a single birdie in her last five holes of the third round.

Yang saw her lead reduced to three shots on a number of occasions during the final round but she managed to birdie two of the last five holes to secure a wide-margin victory.

"I am beyond happy, I had so many early wake-up calls this week," said Yang, who had to play 31 holes on Saturday as well as the 23 on Sunday.

"I had to stay patient out there.

"I love this place, I love the people here and I always seem to play well. It's a great start to the year and I am really looking forward to the rest of the season."

Compatriot So Yeon Ryu finished in second place on 17 under, two shots further clear of third-placed Sei Young Kim, completing a Korea-dominated podium.

Americans Lexi Thompson and Danielle Kang tied for fourth with another Korean In Gee Chun on 13 under.

 

Final Scores:

266 - Amy Yang (KOR) 66-67-65-68

271 - Ryu So-yeon (KOR) 69-66-68-68

273 - Kim Sei-young (KOR) 67-70-68-68

275 - Lexi Thumpson (USA) 68-70-70-67; Chun In-gee (KOR) 70-70-67-68; Danielle Kang (USA) 68-69-70-68

276 - Moriya Jutanugarn (THA) 69-69-67-71

277 - Lydia Ko (NWZ) 70-71-68-68; Lee Mi-rim (KOR) 71-66-72-68; Austin Ernst (USA) 71-68-69-69; Jodi Ewart Shadoff (ENG) 69-69-68-71; Ariya Jutanugarn 66-68-72-71

278 - Brittany Lincicome (USA) 73-67-70-68

 

By Andy Charles, skysports.com

 

Image Source: Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images AsiaPac

 

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