South Korea's Na Yeon Choi won the LPGA Malaysia on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour victory of the season and fifth in three years, closing with a 3-under 68 to beat top-ranked Yani Tseng by a stroke.
Choi finished at 15-under 269 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club and earned $285,000. She birdied the par-3 17th to pull ahead and parred the par-4 18th to hold off Tseng a week after finishing second behind the Taiwanese star in South Korea.
''I took something from last week,'' Choi said. ''I had a great experience from last week. ... I did my best last week. ... So, I learned something. And then this week, I had a great feeling about my game. I played so well this week.''
Choi became only the second South Korean winner on the LPGA Tour this year, joining U.S. Women's Open champion So Yeon Ryu. The victory also was the 100th LPGA Tour win by players of Korean descent.
''I won my fifth tournament and a hundred times for all of the K...