Saturday's Golf Capsules
Sunday, June 26, 2011
PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Yani Tseng extended her lead at the LPGA Championship to five strokes, putting the 22-year-old star a round away from winning her fourth major title.
The top-ranked Tseng shot a 5-under 67 to finish at 13-under 203 at Locust Hill Country Club.
Americans Morgan Pressel (70) and Cindy LaCrosse (69) were tied for second, and Hee Young Park (72) was seven shots behind Tseng. Defending champion Cristie Kerr matched Tseng with a third-round best 67 to join Stacy Lewis (70), Meena Lee (70) and Paula Creamer (72) at 5 under.
Tseng, who turned 22 in January, was a round away from becoming the youngest to win four major golf tournaments. She also won LPGA Championship during her rookie-of-the-year season in 2008, when the event was played at Bulle Rock in Maryland, and took the Kraft Nabisco and Women’s British Open last year.
Patty Berg was 23 when she won her fourth major in 1941, but before the LPGA was formed in 1950. Tiger Woods and Se Ri Pak were 24 when they won their fourth majors.
Tseng has seven career LPGA Tour wins, and has already won twice this year, including the State Farm Classic two weeks ago. She also has three international victories this year, sweeping the Women’s Australian Open and Australian Ladies Masters.
Wiebe bids to repeat
ENDICOTT, N.Y. — Mark Wiebe shot a 4-under 68 in the second round of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open to take a two-stroke lead over John Huston in a bid for his second straight Champions Tour victory.
Wiebe, who won two weeks ago at Rock Barn, had an 11-under 133 total at En-Joie Golf Club. Huston had a 70.
Jay Don Blake (68) was two strokes back. Local favorite Joey Sindelar (69), Bobby Wadkins (69), Nick Price (71), and Hal Sutton (70) were 7 under.
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