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Top-ranked Tseng looks to bag another championship

2011/09/11 15:20:38

Arkansas, Sept. 10 (CNA) World top-ranked golfer Yani Tseng was tied Saturday in the lead after the second round in the LPGA Tour's Northwest Arkansas Championship at 9-under 133.

Tseng fired six birdies in that round but carded one bogey on the 14th and 16th hole to finish the day at 4-under.

Tseng, a Taiwan native, said after the round that bogeys were not necessary unfavorable.

"When there's one bogey, my personality will always push me to get two other birdies," she said.

The 22-year-old defending champion is eyeing her eighth international tournament title this year and the 10th LPGA championship of her career.

Speaking of the final round on Sunday, she said it was difficult not to have stress.

"This kind of thing's going to be a little pressure, but I just want to enjoy that pressure. If I were not nervous, that would be a little weird, so I mean, I care," Tseng said.

Tseng currently stands as the tourney leader with Amy Yang of South Korea. Runner-up Taylor Leon is one shot behind the two.

Cristie Kerr is tied for No. 4 along with Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park and Jin Young Pak at 7-under in the US$2 million tournament.

Meanwhile, Taiwan's Amy Hung is tied for No. 19 at 4-under 138, while Candie Kung sits temporarily at No. 49 with an even-par.

Last year's runner-up Michelle Wie missed the cut at 8-over 150.

(By Lung Po-an and Jamie Wang)