Yani Tseng storms to Suzhou ladies title

Updated: 30 October 2011 18:41 IST

World number one Yani Tseng cantered to her eleventh title at the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open on Sunday after a blistering final round gave her a seven shot victory.

Yani Tseng storms to Suzhou ladies title

Suzhou:

World number one Yani Tseng cantered to her eleventh title at the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open on Sunday after a blistering final round gave her a seven shot victory.

The 22-year-old from Taipei, finished the 18th in style pulling-off a birdie from a bunker position to the delight of the 5,000 fans.

Yani's final round 6-under 66 gave her a -16 total after the three rounds to triumph by seven shots over Sweden's Pernilla Lindberg.

Defending champion Lee-Anne Pace and England's Melissa Reid were joint third after finishing with 208.

"Today, I made a lot of putts. I proud of my achievement. I don't have a secret recipe for winning tournaments, but just exercise patience, practice and learning from mistakes," Tseng who pocketed 45,000 euros ($62,550) for the win.

Yani made six birdies, beginning with three on the spin from the fifth hole. She then picked up strokes in the 15th and 16th and ended her round with another birdie on the 18th.

She expressed gratitude to the thousands of fans who have been captivated by her stunning rise to the top of the rankings but pleaded with her legion of supporters to make less noise when she is taking her shots.

"It's good, I'm now used to thousands of fans following me but the only setback is the clicking of cameras when I start to execute my swing," she said.

"I know the fans are very excited but they must learn to keep silent when a player is taking her shot."

Leading final round scores:

200: Yani Tseng (TPE) 68-66-66

207: Pernilla Lindberg (SWE) 72-65-70

208: Melissa Reid (ENG) 71-69-68; Lee-Anne Pace (SA) 68-70-70;

209: Lisa H. Sorensen (Den) 68-73-73; Thidapa Suwannapura (THA) 72-67-70; Becky Brewerton (WAL) 67-71-71; Beth Allen (USA) 70-68-71

210: Nontaya Srisawang (THA) 70-73-67; Ursula Wikstrom (FIN) 72-67-71; Giulia Sergas (ITA) 68-70-72; Caroline Hedwall (SWE) 69-69-72

211: Ashleigh Simon (SA) 73-72-66; Yang Taoli (CHN) 72-71-68; Guo Caizhu (CHN) 71-71-69; Russy Gulyanamitta (THA) 71-70-70; Ann-Lise Caudal (FRA) 70-71-71

Topics : Golf Yani Tseng
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