Sung Kang takes win in Korea after leader penalized for grounding clubtext sizeOctober 20, 2013
Sung Kang, the former PGA TOUR regular who played last year on the Web.com Tour, won the Kolon Korea Open after leader Kim Hyung-tae was docked two strokes for grounding his club late in the final round.
Kang shot a final-round 69 to win the OneAsia event by a shot over five players, including world No. 6 Rory McIlroy, who shot 67 to tie for second.
Kim, the 54-hole leader, was heading towards victory when rules officials said he grounded his club in a hazard on the 13th hole. Kim argued that he hadn't grounded the club, causing a two-hour delay in which rules officials reviewed footage of the incident.
Kim eventually signed for a six on the par-4 hole, and he ended up with a final-round 77.
McIlroy's tie for second was his best finish in a worldwide event since his solo second in the Valero Texas Open in April.