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Second-round leader Bernhard Langer had a 69 to finish third at 11 under. He cut Kenny Perry’s lead in the Charles Schwab Cup standings to 394 points with two events remaining. Perry, who entered the tournament with a 609-point lead, tied for 20th at 4 under after a 69.
Kim, who started the final round with a four-shot lead, argued that he never grounded his club on the 13th hole. The OneAsia Tour said he discussed the violation with tournament officials for two hours. The Korean Golf Association voted 5-3 against him.
It was an awkward ending for Kang, who closed with a 2-under 69 for a one-shot victory over Kim, Rory McIlroy (67) and two others. The four-way tie for second was the best for McIlroy since he was runner-up at the Texas Open in April.
Kim had a one-shot lead when he was notified on the 17th tee that he and playing partner Hong Soon-sang grounded their clubs in an area on the 13th deemed to be a hazard. They finished their rounds before reviewing the violation (Rule 13-4) with officials. The two-shot penalty gave Kim a closing 77.
PERTH, Australia (AP) _ Former top-ranked amateur Jin Jeong won the Perth International for his first professional victory, beating England’s Ross Fisher with a par on the first hole of a playoff.
Jeong, the South Korean player based in Melbourne, closed with a 3-under 69 to match Fisher at 10-under 278 at Lake Karrinyup. Fisher finished with a 68.
Australians Brody Ninyette and Dimitrios Papadatos were two strokes back along with England’s Danny Willett. Papadatos shot 68, Willett 69, and Ninyette 72.
American Dustin Johnson tied for 12th at 4 under after a 66. Countryman Bo Van Pelt, the winner last year, was another stroke back after a 73.
The event was sanctioned by the European and Australasian tours.
MACAU (AP) _ Australia’s Scott Hend won the Macau Open for his third Asian Tour victory of the year, closing with a 4-under 67 for a three-stroke victory.
Hend finished at 16 under. He opened with a 74, then shot 64-63 to take a four-stroke lead into the final round. India’s Anirban Lahiri was second after a 62.
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