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LPGA: Yani Tseng finishes second round with brilliant back nine

AFP, KUALA LUMPUR

Taiwan’s Yani Tseng watches her shot during the Sime Darby LPGA tournament in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Photo: AFP

World No. 1 Yani Tseng of Taiwan turned up the pressure on the leaders at the Sime Darby LPGA tournament in Malaysia yesterday, carding a four-under 67.

Tseng’s two-day total of six-under 136 puts her three strokes behind Stacy Lewis and Brittany Lang, who head the field.

Tseng was cautious about expectations of a back-to-back tournament win after her victory last week.

“I try to focus on every shot, every tournament, every day, instead of thinking ahead,” said Tseng, who has already won six tournaments this year, including two majors. “Everybody tries to win every week so the most important thing you can do is do the best every day ... and hopefully just play one shot at a time.”

Tseng had an inconsistent start in the morning, dropping shots on the fifth and ninth holes, before picking up consecutive birdies on the sixth and seventh to finish on even-par halfway through her round.

She came alive on the back nine, sinking birdies on the 12th, 13th, 14th and 18th holes, the last just before play was suspended because of bad weather.

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