Lucky Seven: Lang claims first LPGA title

After seven years on the LPGA Tour, AJGA alum Brittany Lang claimed her first victory Sunday at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.

Lang birdied the par-5 18th hole three times to defeat Hee Kyung Seo, Chella Choi, and fellow AJGA alum Inbee Park in a four-way sudden death playoff Sunday to win the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic at the Grey Silo Golf Club in Waterloo, Ontario.

Following her win, Lang moved up 11 spots to No. 24 in the Rolex Rankings. In her seventh season, Lang has finished in the top 10 twice earlier in the season, at both the HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup and the LPGA Lotte Championship presented by J Golf.

Prior to turning professional, Lang played college golf at Duke. During her time there, she won six tournaments, earned All-America status in 2004 and 2005, and was named NGCA Rookie of the Year in 2004.

As a junior golfer, Lang won six AJGA tournaments, including the Genesis Shootout presented by the Valero Texas Open. She earned the status of Rolex Junior All-American in both 2001 and 2002, represented the U.S. in the 2002 PING Junior Solheim Cup, and was a member of the 2001 and 2002 West Wyndham Cup Team.