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.