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Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead with Ji Young Oh in the Kia Classic.
Tseng finished with a birdie on the par-4 ninth after dropping a stroke on the par-3 eighth.
The 23-year-old Taiwanese star won the LPGA Founders Cup on Sunday in Phoenix for her 14th LPGA Tour title and second in four events this year. 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 worldwide titles.
Suzann Pettersen, Jiyai Shin, Brittany Lincicome, Jennifer Johnson and Caroline Hedwall were a stroke back
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Top-ranked Yani Tseng remained in position for her second straight LPGA Tour title and third in five events this year, shooting a bogey-free 3-under 69 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Kia Classic.
Tseng missed a 5-foot birdie try on the par-5 17th, then saved par with an 8-foot putt on the par-4 18th to finish at 12-under 204 on La Costa's...
Yani Tseng doubled her lead and picked up $20 from caddie Jason Hamilton with a 15-foot birdie putt Friday on the final hole in the second round of the Kia Classic.
''When I get to 18, I just told myself, `Let's hit three good shots and I can save 30 minutes of practice today,''' Tseng said. ''So, I hit a great drive down the fairway. The second shot...