Taiwan’s Yani Tseng wins Kia ClassicCARLSBAD, California - Top-ranked Yani Tseng won the Kia Classic on Sunday for her second straight LPGA Tour title and third in five events this year, closing with a 2-under 70 for a six-stroke victory.
The 23-year-old Taiwanese star led wire-to-wire and finished at 14-under 274 on La Costa’s Legends Course.
She became the second-youngest player to reach 15 LPGA Tour victories. Nancy Lopez was 22 when she reached the mark.
Tseng won the LPGA Founders Cup last week in Phoenix and also won the LPGA Thailand in February. She led the tour last season with seven victories - including major victories in the LPGA Championship and Women’s British Open - and finished the year with 12 world titles.
Korea’s Yoo Sun-young had a 71 to finish second.
Shanshan Feng shot a 67 - the best round of the day - to tie for third with Korea’s Shin Jiyai at 7 under. Shin had a 74. AP