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Kung comes fifth in Singapore event as Yani Tseng struggles

TAIPEI--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.

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.

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