Top 2011 finishers to duel at KEB-HanaBankINCHEON - World No. 1 Yani Tseng and No. 3 Choi Na-yeon said yesterday they’re looking forward to engaging in another duel this week for the title at the only LPGA Tour stop in Korea.
Tseng, the defending champion of the $1.8 million LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship, and Choi, the runner-up last year, sat side by side at the pre-tournament press conference at the Ocean Course of the Sky72 Golf Club here in Incheon, just west of Seoul.
With the start of the three-round event set for Friday, Tseng spoke of her love for the Ocean Course. It is hosting the tournament for the fifth year, after two different courses hosted the event from 2002 to 2007.
“I always love being back here,” said the Taiwanese, who has spent 88 weeks at the top of the women’s golf rankings. “I always play well here. I am looking forward to this week.”
Choi won this tournament in 2009 and 2010 but came up a stroke shy of a three-peat last year, as Tseng fired a 14-under, the best winning score on the Ocean Course.