Top-ranked Yani Tseng wins in Thailand

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Top-ranked Yani Tseng wins in Thailand

CHONBURI, Thailand - Yani Tseng successfully defended her LPGA Thailand title with her 13th LPGA Tour victory Sunday, holding off playing partner Ai Miyazato by a single stroke with birdies on the final two holes.

The 23-year-old Taiwanese star shot a 6-under 66 to finish at 19-under 269 on Siam Country Club’s Pattaya Old Course. She opened with a 73, then shot consecutive 65s to enter the final round a shot behind Miyazato.

Miyazato, the Japanese player who won the 2010 tournament, closed with a 68. She also birdied the par-4 17th and par-5 18th.

Korea’s Shin Jiyai finished third at 17 under. AP
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