Date: Oct 07, 2016
By: AP, TAIPEI
Sakura Yokomine bogeyed the final hole for a five-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Brooke
Henderson, Paula Creamer and Amy Yang in the LPGA Taiwan Championship yesterday.
Yokomine eagled the par-five 12th and had three back-nine birdies at windy Miramar before dropping the stroke on the par-five 18th in the second of six events on the tour’s Asian Swing. The 30-year-old Japanese player is winless in two seasons on the LPGA Tour after winning 23 times on the Japan LPGA Tour.
Henderson birdied three of the final four holes, playing in the last group of the day. The 19-year-old Canadian has two victories this year, winning the major KPMG Women’s PGA in June.
Creamer had a bogey-free round. Yang was six-under through 13 holes, then bogeyed the next two.
Jang Ha-na, Ai Miyazato, Lee-Anne Pace, Beatriz Recari and Park Hee-young shot 69s.
Defending champion Lydia Ko had a double bogey on the par-four fifth in a 70. The top-ranked New Zealander won by nine strokes at Miramar last year. She has four LPGA Tour victories this season.
Leading among Taiwanese were Tsai Pei-ying and amateur Chang Ya-chun, who shot one-under 71s for a share of 14th. [FULL STORY]