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Top-ranked Yani Tseng wins Kia Classic for 3rd LPGA Tour victory in 5 events this season
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) ' Top-ranked Yani Tseng won the Kia Classic on Sunday for her second straight LPGA Tour title and third in five events this year, closing with a 2-under 70 for a six-stroke victory.
The 23-year-old Taiwanese star became the second-youngest player to reach 15 LPGA Tour victories. Nancy Lopez was 22 when she reached the mark.
Tseng led wire-to-wire and finished at 14-under 274 on La Costa's Legends Course.
Tseng won the LPGA Founders Cup last week in Phoenix and also won the LPGA Thailand in February. She led the tour last season with seven victories ' including major victories in the LPGA Championship and Women's British Open ' and finished the year with 12 worldwide titles.
South Korea's Sun Young Yoo had a 71 to finish second.