Kang turning into a real ace

Danielle Kang has not yet won on the LPGA Tour, but she has a way of makings news.

Kang, who was born in San Francisco and played at Westlake High and Pepperdine, made her second hole in one in as many weeks in the second round of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship at Miramar Golf and Country Club in Ling Kou, Taiwan.

Both times, she earned a new car.

“I was actually thinking about a hole in one, because I’ve been touching that car,” said Kang, who has made four aces this year and eight altogether. “I really wanted the car.

“It was right to left. So, I wanted to aim a little right of it, but then I caught it OK. It hit the fringe, like the collar, and it just kicked straight in and just rolled, tracked all the way into the hole.”

“Everyone was saying, ‘Are you kidding me? Again? Another car?'”

The 22-year-old Kang, who captured the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 2010 and 2011, aced the 158-yard 17th hole at Miramar with a 7-iron, winning an Audi A6 T2.0 during a round of 4-under-par 68.

Eight days earlier, in the first round of the Blue Bay LPGA Championship in Hainan Island, China, she aced the 155-yard 17th hole with an 8-iron to win a Buick LaCrosse.

Kang has three holes in one during LPGA Tour play this season, tying the record set by Tracy Kerdyk in 1991 and matched by Charlotta Sorenstam of Sweden in 2002. Kang made a fourth hole in one this year in a non-tournament round.

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