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Tseng wins Taiwan LPGA event by 5 stokes

Oct. 23, 2011 at 7:51 AM   |   Comments

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YANG MEI, Taiwan, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Yani Tseng collected her seventh LPGA victory of the year Sunday in winning the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship by five strokes.

Tseng, playing the first LPGA tournament in her home country, was awarded player of the honors in pre-tournament ceremonies and then went out and shot a 72-hole total of 16-under-par 272 for the title.

It was her 12th LPGA title in her career and, counting events in the Taiwan and Australian tours, 10th overall this year.

Tseng posted a bogey-free 6-under 66 in the final round Sunday in her best round of the tournament. Amy Yang, who shot 67 Sunday, and Azahara Munoz (68) tied for second at 11-under 277. Morgan Pressel, who had the best score of the final round at 7-under 65, and Anna Nordqvist (71) tied for fourth at 9-under.

Tseng opened Sunday's play with a 2-stroke lead and pulled further ahead with a birdie at No. 2. She started to pulled away with three consecutive birdies over No. 6-8 and sealed the win with birdies at 16 and 18.

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