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Tseng wins Women’s Australian Open

In Breaking News, Sports on February 6, 2011 at 8:14 am

By: Han Belamy

Yani Tseng of Taiwan kisses the trophy after winning the Women's Australian Open golf tournament at the Commonwealth Club in Melbourne, yesterday. Tseng won the tournament after shooting a seven under 66 in the final round to win by three shots from England's Laura Davis. (AFP)

Taiwanese Yani Tseng retained her Women’s Australian Open title with an easy seven-stroke victory at the Commonwealth Golf Club in Melbourne.

Shooting a final-round 2-under 71 Sunday to win by seven strokes.

Tseng finished with a four-round total of 16-under-par 276 on the par-73 Commonwealth Golf Club course.

No. 1-ranked Jiyai Shin was tied for second with two others. Shin shot a final-round 74, level with South Korean Ji Eun-hee (74), and England’s Melissa Reid, who shot 68.

Jennifer Song of the United States finished fifth after a 71, nine strokes behind Tseng.

Four-time champion Karrie Webb shot 70 Sunday, 11 behind Tseng. Laura Davies of England shot 74 and finished at 290, 14 strokes behind the winner.

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