Tseng leads ladies' golf field
- Published: 16 Feb 2012 at 00.55
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PATTAYA : World number one Yani Tseng will be looking to reignite her winning streak as she defends her title at the Honda LPGA Thailand this week after disappointment in Australia.
The Taiwanese star, who won 12 titles worldwide last year and seven US LPGA Tour victories, will be hoping to repeat her 2011 win when the $1.5 million tournament tees off on Thursday at the Siam Country Club."I've been working hard and am looking forward to defending the title," she said Wednesday. "The course is in great condition."Tseng endured the horrors of quadruple and triple bogeys in her last two rounds in this month's Women's Australian Open to finish joint eighth, two shots off the six-way victory playoff won by US teenager Jessica Korda.Tseng has been working on a more powerful swing, which may have contributed to some of her wayward drives in Melbourne.However, she said she was quite happy with her new swing."I'm not hitting it any longer, but I am more consistent," she said.World number two Suzann Pettersen will be keen to pounce on any slip-ups.The Norwegian has an impressive record in this event, never finishing lower than eighth. "I love this layout," she said at the par-72 course in the Thai resort city of Pattaya. "The greens are fast and true."Michelle Wie performed well at last year's tournament when she finished runner-up to Tseng, and the big-hitting Hawaiian will be hoping to go one better this year.Wie has her graduation coming up soon and a win in Thailand would be the icing on the cake."I've enjoyed the studying, but soon I will have more time to concentrate on golf," she...
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