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Miyazato rallies for LPGA win at NW Arkansas Championship

Ai Miyazato (courtesy of LPGA Tour)

Ai Miyazato shot a 6-under-par 65 on Sunday to comeback from a five-shot deficit and win the NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers for her second LPGA Tour win of the year.

Miyazato made a 5-foot birdie putt on #18 to reach 12  under for the tournament, and her ninth career LPGA Tour win was secured when Mika Miyazato missed a 15-foot birdie attempt on #18.

Ai Miyazato had seven Miyazato made seven birdies and one bogey in the final round to finish a shot ahead of Mika Miyazato and Azahara Munoz.

Mika Miyazato had a 67, and Munoz closed with a 65. Veronica Felibert, who opened the final round with a  four-shot lead, shot a 72 to tie for fourth.

Ai Miyazato also scored a win at the LOTTE Championship in  April.


Info compiled from LPGA Tour

Tseng edges Yang to defend NW Arkansas title


Yani Tseng at 2011 Women's British Open (photo by Wmigda via wikipedia commons)

The world’s number-1 golfer, Yani Tseng, successfully defended her title of the LPGA Tour’s NW Arkansas Championship.

The Taiwanese golfer beat Amy Yang with a 4-foot birdie putt on the first hole of the playoff.

Yang missed a 6-foot birdie try before Tseng holed the winning putt on the par-5 18th green.

The tournament was played at the Pinnacle Country Club course in Rogers, Arkansas.

Tseng and Yang both closed with 3-under-par 68′s to finish at 12-under 201.

Finishing third in the tourney was Ai Miyazato with a 66 in the final round and 11 under for the week.

The 22-year-old Tseng has 18 pro wins since joining the women’s tour in 2007.

Info courtesy of LPGA Tour

Michelle Wie takes lead in Arkansas after dominating first 9 holes

Michelle Wie shot a 7-under-par 64, playing her first nine holes in an unheard of 7-under 28, to take the second -round lead Saturday in the Northwest Arkansas Championship in Rogers, Arkansas.

Wie, trying to win her second straight tournament, had the lowest nine-hole score on the LPGA Tour this season. She finished at 10 under, three strokes ahead of Juli Inkster (66), Yani Tseng (68) and Na Yeon Choi (68).

Michelle Wie realizing potential (LPGA Tour)

The 20-year-old Wie began her round on Number 10 and birdied five of her first seven holes. She then made an uphill putt on Number 18 for an eagle on the 515-yard par 5.

She made a tap-in birdie on Number 2 to move up to 8 under for the day through 11 holes. Wie won in August at the Canadian Women’s Open.

Sunday, Wie will be trying to hold off 50-year-old Juli Inkster, the Hall of Fame golfer trying to become the oldest player to win on the LPGA Tour.

compiled from staff & LPGA reports