Tag:Michelle Wie
Posted on: February 20, 2011 12:44 am

Tseng and Wie in LPGA Honda Final Round

Tseng and Wie in Final Pairing for Honda LPGA Thailand

Yani Tseng won the Australian Open and the Australian Masters in exemplary fashion.  She did it against a host of Korean golfers considered to be amongst the best in the World.  This week if she is to win today she will have to do against the most competitive competition she has faced to date.

Tseng will be paired with Korean American Michelle Wie.  Nobody hits the golf ball farther than Wie in the field this week.  Michelle can reach some of the par fours with her driver and the entire par 5’s this week are eagle possibilities for Wie. 

Just in front of them is In-Kyung Kim.  She led the first two rounds and is a stroke off the pace after round three with Paula Creamer.  Creamer shot a two under par round of seventy to climb into contention for today’s final round.  She looked good.  Her performance was solid and her rounds of 69, 70; 70 indicate that she is not laboring on the course.  Therefore she seems to be a solid bet to be no worse than third when this over and mistakes by leaders could give her a victory early in the season.

Let us not forget the veteran Julie Inkster.  She sometimes is overlooked these days, but the Hall of Famer is 5 strokes back and Webb, Wie, and M. J. Hur all shot 68’s.  Inkster even had a 66 in round one so given her ability to put a number in the club house to beat, who knows then again In-Kyung Kim could shoot another 63 and she would finish right where she started after round one, first.

Posted on: February 19, 2011 7:57 am

Tseng Old Tseng Old for Honda LPGA

Yani Tseng eagled the par 5 18th hole to take a two stroke lead over I.K. Kim and Michelle Wie.  Tseng is one round away from winning the first three tournaments of the year and firmly establishing herself as the best women golfer on the planet.

In-Kyung Kim is also showing that Korean golfers are still amongst the best in the world and shot even par to remain one stroke back with Korean American Michelle Wie.

Michelle Wie shot a one under 71 to be in contention for her first win of the year.  Coming to the 18th hole two back Wie place her third shot on  about 4 feet from the cup.  Today she made sure she made it after failing the day before on a two foot put that would have allowed her to be tied for the lead in the second round.  Now in the third round she remains only one back.

The problem is that no one seems to have an answer for Yani Tseng.  Prior to the 18th hole Tseng bogeyed the two previous holes to slip from 9 under to 7 under and in a four way tie for first place. 

Others in contention going into the final round are Paula Creamer (4th) who shot a two-under par round of 70.  American Karrie Webb (5th) shot the tied the best round of the day with a 68.  Also shooting a 68 was Korean M.J. Hur (6th).
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