Tseng defends title in Thailand

Sun, 19 Feb 12:42:00 2012

World number one Yani Tseng came from behind to win the LPGA Thailand and take a 13th LPGA Tour victory.

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Tseng, who has come to dominate the women's game in recent times, shot a six-under-par 66 to pip overnight leader Ai Miyazoto to the title by a single stroke.

Tseng in the process defended her title in Thailand, and said she was relieved after feeling more pressure this year than last.

"I feel much more pressure coming into this year," Tseng said. "Last year, when I started, I was nothing. I was just in the top five in the world, but I don't have 12 wins or the world number one title. After last year, I am world number one and I had 12 wins and that pressure keep going on and on."

"Of course, Yani is number one, so I knew it wouldn't be easy today," Miyazato said. "I kind of expected her to play that way."

Jiyai Shin of South Korea grabbed third place after a round of 67.

Karrie Webb of Australia, who had led after 36 holes, fell away badly on the final round, shooting a 75 which left her in a tie for ninth place.


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