Kung comes fifth in Singapore event as Yani Tseng struggles
CNATAIPEI--World No. 1 female golfer Yani Tseng finished tied for 28th in Singapore Sunday after a disappointing final round of 2-over 74, while her countrywoman Candie Kung took fifth place in the HSBC Women's Champions.
March 4, 2013, 12:26 am TWN
Tseng lost her chance of winning the title after carding two bogeys on the front five holes, ending the round with four bogeys and two birdies.
The 24-year-old Tseng, who took second and third places, respectively, at the Australian Open and in Thailand earlier this year, concluded the tournament with a four-round total of 286.
Entering the round tied for ninth, Kung, the 55th-ranked player in the world, shot a birdie to start the game. She finished the round with a 2-under 70 in the final after firing birdies on the 11th, 13th and 14th holes.
Kung was six strokes behind the winner, Stacy Lewis of the United States, who shot a 1-under 71 in the final round to finish at 15-under 273.
Lewis was a shot ahead of South Korea's Choi Na-yeon and two ahead of her countrywoman, Paula Creamer.
Spain's Azahara Munoz, who shot a 7-under 65 to take the lead after the first round, finished tied for 18th at the US$1.4 million tournament at the Serapong Course of the Sentosa Golf Club.