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Golf Australia Express : Issue 14
YOU GUESSED it, Yani Tseng won again. While her sixth LPGA Tour title this season was a little tighter than some of her others, the emphatic world No.1 was no less formidable at the HanaBank Championship in Korea last week. Closing with a 5-under 67 and 14-under total she finished one shot clear of local favourite and two-time event defender Na Yeon Choi. Tseng started her final round at Sky 72 Golf Club’s Ocean course tied with Choi one shot back from second-round leader Soo- Jin Yang, before a 3-under front nine and two more birdies at 13 and 15 coming in gave her a two-shot buffer over Choi heading to the final hole. While Choi birdied that hole and reduced the lead to one, Tseng confidently putted out for par and her 11th LPGA title. “It was very tough out there,” Tseng said following yet another dominant display. “Na Yeon Choi was playing so good today and especially after the back nine, she made two birdies in a row and I missed the birdie putt. “I really enjoyed it out there, and it’s not easy. I tried to focus on every shot, every hole, and I mean, the crowd is amazing. “ When Na Yeon makes birdie, it was like a huge crowd, and I think it’s the first time in my life I saw that many people on a golf course.” It was not the first time Tseng and Choi battled it out down the stretch here. At the 2009 event, Choi birdied the final hole to snatch victory from Tseng and capture her second LPGA win. “I didn’t think anything like two years ago,” Tseng said. “I kind of forgot and learned from that. She played great and I played good. I did my best then, and I feel like she just played better than me and she deserved to win the tournament. “ Two years after, we both have got some more experience and we both got more wins. It’s very different out there.” Tseng’s latest victory—her nine win of the year— showed just how quickly she can tear up a course. In her first two rounds she made seven bogeys and carded 16 birdies before posting another five birdies in a bogey-free final round. The win netted her another $270,000 taking her season’s earnings to just shy of $2.4 million. OTG WHAT JUST HAPPENED ON THE LPGA WRAP THE FINAL STANDINGS 1 YANI TSENG TWN -14 $270,000 2 NA YEON CHOI KOR -13 $168,366 T3 BRITTANY LINCICOME USA -11 $97,556 T3 JIMIN KANG KOR -11 $97,556 T3 SOO-JIN YANG KOR -11 $97,556 6 MEENA LEE KOR -10 $62,221 T7 YEON-JU JUNG KOR -8 $42,126 T7 JIYAI SHIN KOR -8 $42,126 T7 AMY YANG KOR -8 $42,126 T7 SUN YOUNG YOO KOR -8 $42,126 T7 CHELLA CHOI KOR -8 $42,126 YANI BANKS WIN. AGAIN