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No surprises: Tseng wins in front of home crowd

5:07 AM, Oct 23, 2011   |    comments
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Yang Mei, Taoyuan, Taiwan (Sports Network) - Players like Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa had a combined zero wins at the age of 22.

But Yani Tseng? She has 12.

Tseng, playing in her native Taiwan, left no doubt as to who is the best player in the world, shooting a six-under 66 to win the inaugural Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship by an impressive five strokes.

It is Tseng's seventh victory of the year and 12th of her career, moving into 37th on the all-time LPGA Tour wins list at such a young age. She already holds a commanding lead on No. 1 in the world and has won six of her last 12 events.

In typical dominant fashion, Tseng was bogey-free on Sunday, carding six birdies at Sunrise Golf & Country Club to finish at 16-under 272 and leave the rest of the field scrambling simply to finish runner-up.

Amy Yang (67) and Azahara Munoz (68), both winless in their LPGA careers, have the distinction of sharing runner-up being Tseng with identical 11-under 277 finishes.

Morgan Pressel (65) carded the low round of the day and tied for fourth with Anna Nordqvist at nine-under, while Katie Futcher (69) was sixth at minus- eight.

Sunday, though, was all about Tseng, who is beginning to show signs of becoming a long-lasting No. 1 for women's golf.

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