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HSBC Women's Champions: Yani Tseng fails to continue on winning track, finishes fifth

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HSBC Women's Champions: Yani Tseng fails to continue on winning track, finishes fifth

The current world number one Yani Tseng, who was determined to surprise her fans in the HSBC Women’s Champions, finished 5th  as she carded a 3-under 69 on the last day at Tanah Merah Country Club, Singapore.
Yani Tseng was being regarded as the hot favourite to win the HSBC Women’s Champions but she could not exhibit her usual game in the face of tough resistance from her rivals.
Since the tournament featured a number of leading players on the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Tour, it became important for Tseng to live up to fans’ expectations.
The Thai star was spectacular in the third round, as she scored a decent 67. However, her lousy play in the first two rounds took a serious toll on her position on the leaderboard.
The last round was awash with surprises, but Tseng could not hold her nerve on some of the holes. She stunned the spectators by reeling off 5 birdies on the front nine.
Thanks to her birdies, Tseng managed to share the lead with Jenny Shin, who was amazing throughout the tournament.
She faltered on the back nine, making a string of careless putts. She let down her fans when she erroneously shot a double bogey on the 10th hole, denting her position.
The tournament also featured the defending champion Karrie Webb.  Webb could not steal the show and finished tied for 25th.
On the other hand, Tseng was in a stronger position than the defending champ to win the tournament. The reason behind her confidence was a number of wins in prestigious tournaments.
Observers and analysts had predicted that Tseng was in her best form, given her victory at the Honda LPGA Thailand.
Tseng talked to the media after her worse-than-anticipated performance, saying that she was firm to win the event, but she made a number of sloppy strokes that set her back.
She said that she had gained enough confident thanks to the triumph at Siam Country Club, but this week was horrible.
"I'm kind of upset. I feel disappointed because I didn't win this tournament. I was very close this year. I played great front nine, but hopefully next year I won't be disappointed," Tseng said.

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