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Ha Na Jang will defend Women’s Australian Open title

When the 2018 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open rolls into Adelaide’s Kooyonga Golf Club from 15-18 February, its reigning champion Ha Na Jang will be there to defend her crown.

Jang’s explosive last-day charge sent the Adelaide crowds into wild celebration earlier this year, and she’s already confirmed her commitment to defending the Patricia Bridges Bowl.

"I had such an unbelievable experience in Adelaide - I can't wait to come back and play again," Jang said.

Jang, 25, made three birdies and a memorable eagle in her final six holes to rush clear of the chasing pack to clinch her fourth LPGA Tour title.

"It was one of my favourite moments to play so well for the crowds and I'll never forget how they all got behind me and cheered me to victory," said the Korean golfer.

Golf Australia’s tournament director Trevor Herden said securing the signature of such a fan favourite was a real achievement for everyone involved.

"Ha Na was stunning in February - nobody who was at Royal Adelaide will ever forget that sensational finish," Herden said.

"That, along with her exuberant personality, is exactly what her huge Aussie fan base will hope to see again."

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