‘CONFIDENT’:The 26-year-old Taiwanese golfer carded her lowest round since the 2013 Honda LPGA Thailand, finishing eight-under thanks to an eagle and six birdies
Date: Aug 30, 2015
By: AP, PRATTVILLE, Alabama
Yani Tseng closed with an eagle and a birdie for an eight-under 64 and a one-stroke lead on
Friday in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.
Tseng hit a six-iron to 4 feet to set up the eagle on the par-five eighth hole just before play was delayed for about 90 minutes because of lightning and rain, then took the outright lead on the par-four ninth with her sixth birdie of the day.
“I can’t wait to come out tomorrow,” Tseng said. “It will be a brand new day, but we’ll keep the same strategy and make as many birdies as I can.”
Ranked No. 1 in the world for 109 weeks, the 26-year-old Taiwanese golfer has slipped to 75th and is winless in 85 events since the 2012 Kia Classic. The 15-time Tour winner tied for second in March in the Honda LPGA Thailand for her only top-10 finish of the year.
“I’ve been working on my game forever, like every day,” Tseng said. “It’s just exciting. I really want to win a tournament for sure. We only have probably seven, eight tournaments left, but it’s never too late. Just very happy my game’s really coming back… It doesn’t matter if it’s this week or next week or next year, just try to be patient as much as I can and stay positive.” [FULL STORY]