Tseng wins LPGA Founders Cup by a shot
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
PHOENIX — Yani Tseng two-putted for par from 40 feet in fading light to hold off Ai Miyazato and Na Yeon Choi by a stroke Sunday in the LPGA Founders Cup.
The top-ranked Taiwanese star won her 14th LPGA Tour title and second in four events this year. She closed with a 4-under 68 to finish at 18 under.
The second-ranked Choi also shot 68, and Miyazato had a 69.
Three strokes behind Miyazato at the turn, Tseng birdied five of the first six holes on the back nine and closed with three pars.
Because of lightning near the Wildfire Golf Club, play was delayed three times for a total of three hours. Tseng holed her winning 2-foot putt at 6:45 p.m. — 8 hours, 4 minutes after the leaders teed off and seven minutes after sunset.