Yani Tseng Pulls Within 10 Points Of Hall Of Fame Prerequisite With 2011 LPGA Hana Bank Championship Win

No question who is #1

27 points. That is the points prerequisite for an LPGA player to qualify for the Hall of Fame. With her win at the 2011 LPGA Hana Bank Championship, Yani Tseng earns her 17th point, to pull within 10 points of the magic number. Some would say she had that 17th point locked up anyway, as she was on her way to winning Player of the Year, which would give her a point. So look for Yani to be awarded the 18th point as well, not to mention a probable Vare Trophy win (and point) for lowest average score to get her to 19 points. 19 points. In only her 4th year on tour. Truly astonishing. And that brings us to the last hurdle. It’s not inconceivable that should she finish 2011 with 19 points, that she could collect 8 points by the end of 2012. After all, she will at least finish 2011 having accumulated 10 points, if she wins the Vare Trophy. There are still tournaments to play this year, so she has a chance to make it more. Regardless, even if she reaches 27 points sometime next year, the LPGA has a rule that a player must wait 10 active years before induction. Who knows how many points she might have by then! 🙂

Na Yeon Choi

I must admit I was pulling for Na Yeon Choi to three-peat at Hana Bank, and she made a serious run on the back nine with 4 birdies. In the end her 13-under was 1 shot shy of pushing Yani to a playoff. Na Yeon made it interesting, nailing a birdie putt on 18 to force Yani to make a knee knocking par putt to win. It was also great to see Jiyai Shin come back from injury to finish with a tie for 7th. And after Se Ri Pak was DQ’ed after the first round, my other favorite player, Grace Park, had another solid finish, tying for 19th after a bogey-free final round 69 left her at 3-under overall. Don’t look now, but maybe Grace is finding her mojo. She has been in the 60s in 3 of her last 4 rounds. Congratulations also to three other favorites of mine who punched their ticket to the CME Group Titleholders event, Chella Choi, Shanshan Feng and Jimin Kang. But today is for Yani. She has earned another moment in the sun.

YANI TSENG

NA YEON CHOI

SOO-JIN YANG

JIMIN KANG

MEENA LEE

ANGELA STANFORD

CHELLA CHOI

BRITTANY LINCICOME

AMY YANG

PAULA CREAMER

HA NEUL KIM

HYUN-HWA SIM

PRE-TOURNAMENT PHOTOS

Se Ri Pak, Mi Hyun Kim and Grace Park

Michelle Wie

Mi Hyun Kim, Hee Young Park

Mi Hyun Kim

Paula Creamer

Morgan Pressel

Jiyai Shin, Morgan Pressel

In-Kyung Kim

Na Yeon Choi

Hee Kyung Seo

Amy Hung, Candie Kung, Shanshan Feng

POS START CNTRY PLAYER TO PAR THRU TODAY R1 R2 R3 TOTAL MONEY
1 T2 TPE TSENG, Yani -14 F -5 65 70 67 202 $270,000
2 T2 KOR CHOI, Na Yeon -13 F -4 67 68 68 203 $168,366
T3 T7 USA LINCICOME, Brittany -11 F -6 71 68 66 205 $97,556
T3 T4 KOR KANG, Jimin -11 F -4 68 69 68 205 $97,556
T3 1 KOR YANG, Soo-Jin -11 F -1 69 65 71 205 $97,556
6 6 KOR LEE, Meena -10 F -4 68 70 68 206 $62,221
T7 T37 KOR JUNG, Yeon-Ju -8 F -7 71 72 65 208 $42,126
T7 T12 KOR SHIN, Jiyai -8 F -4 72 68 68 208 $42,126
T7 T12 KOR YANG, Amy -8 F -4 71 69 68 208 $42,126
T7 T7 KOR YOO, Sun Young -8 F -3 72 67 69 208 $42,126
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T7 T4 KOR CHOI, Chella -8 F -1 66 71 71 208 $42,126
12 T22 KOR PARK, Hee Young -7 F -4 68 73 68 209 $32,262
T13 T31 USA LANG, Brittany -6 F -4 73 69 68 210 $26,240
T13 T22 SWE GUSTAFSON, Sophie -6 F -3 68 73 69 210 $26,240
T13 T12 CHN FENG, Shanshan -6 F -2 73 67 70 210 $26,240
T13 T12 KOR KIM, Ha-Neul -6 F -2 70 70 70 210 $26,240
T13 T12 USA INKSTER, Juli -6 F -2 70 70 70 210 $26,240
T13 T7 USA STANFORD, Angela -6 F -1 70 69 71 210 $26,240
T19 T42 SWE NORDQVIST, Anna -5 F -5 72 72 67 211 $20,095
T19 T31 JPN UEDA, Momoko -5 F -3 73 69 69 211 $20,095
T19 T31 KOR PARK, Grace -5 F -3 69 73 69 211 $20,095
T19 T22 KOR KIM, I.K. -5 F -2 70 71 70 211 $20,095
T19 T12 SWE HJORTH, Maria -5 F -1 74 66 71 211 $20,095
T19 T7 KOR AHN, Shin-Ae -5 F E 69 70 72 211 $20,095
T25 T31 KOR SEO, Hee Kyung -4 F -2 72 70 70 212 $15,710
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T25 T31 SCT MATTHEW, Catriona -4 F -2 70 72 70 212 $15,710
T25 T22 KOR JI, Eun-Hee -4 F -1 71 70 71 212 $15,710
T25 T22 KOR KIM, Hye-Youn -4 F -1 72 69 71 212 $15,710
T25 T12 ENG STUPPLES, Karen -4 F E 71 69 72 212 $15,710
T25 T12 KOR SIM, Hyun-Hwa -4 F E 70 70 72 212 $15,710
T25 T12 ESP MUNOZ, Azahara -4 F E 70 70 72 212 $15,710
T32 T12 USA CREAMER, Paula -3 F +1 68 72 73 213 $13,089
T32 T7 KOR KIM, Mi Hyun -3 F +2 68 71 74 213 $13,089
34 T22 KOR LEE, Bo-Mee -2 F +1 69 72 73 214 $12,259
T35 T50 USA WIE, Michelle -1 F -3 72 74 69 215 $10,877
T35 T37 KOR LEE, Jeong-Eun -1 F E 73 70 72 215 $10,877
T35 T31 USA KERR, Cristie -1 F +1 72 70 73 215 $10,877
T35 T22 USA MACKENZIE, Paige -1 F +2 73 68 74 215 $10,877
T35 T22 DEU GAL, Sandra -1 F +2 67 74 74 215 $10,877
T40 T59 KOR HAN, Hee-Won E F -4 73 75 68 216 $9,034
T40 T57 USA MCPHERSON, Kristy E F -3 74 73 69 216 $9,034
T40 T50 KOR LEE, Mirim E F -2 74 72 70 216 $9,034
T40 T42 USA PRESSEL, Morgan E F E 73 71 72 216 $9,034
T44 T50 KOR KIM, Bo-Kyung +1 F -1 73 73 71 217 $7,420
T44 T50 KOR LEE, Seung-Hyun +1 F -1 73 73 71 217 $7,420
T44 T46 KOR RYU, So-Yeon +1 F E 73 72 72 217 $7,420
T44 T37 ESP RECARI, Beatriz +1 F +2 69 74 74 217 $7,420
T44 T37 USA GULBIS, Natalie +1 F +2 74 69 74 217 $7,420
T44 T22 KOR CHOI, He-Yong +1 F +4 70 71 76 217 $7,420
T50 T50 KOR MOON, Hyun-Hee +2 F E 71 75 72 218 $6,268
T50 T46 AUS HULL, Katherine +2 F +1 71 74 73 218 $6,268
T50 T46 USA LEWIS, Stacy +2 F +1 72 73 73 218 $6,268
T53 T59 TPE KUNG, Candie +3 F -1 74 74 71 219 $5,623
T53 T50 KOR KIM, Song-Hee +3 F +1 72 74 73 219 $5,623
T53 T50 USA WARD, Wendy +3 F +1 76 70 73 219 $5,623
T53 T46 AUS WEBB, Karrie +3 F +2 71 74 74 219 $5,623
T57 T59 USA KIM, Mindy +4 F E 71 77 72 220 $5,070
T57 T42 KOR YOON, Seul-A +4 F +4 72 72 76 220 $5,070
T59 T64 USA HURST, Vicky +5 F -2 75 76 70 221 $4,640
T59 T62 TPE HUNG, Amy +5 F E 74 75 72 221 $4,640
T59 T62 RUS VERCHENOVA, Maria +5 F E 74 75 72 221 $4,640
62 T37 KOR PARK, Inbee +6 F +7 74 69 79 222 $4,424
T63 T57 NOR PETTERSEN, Suzann +8 F +5 72 75 77 224 $4,287
T63 T42 KOR LEE, Min-Young +8 F +8 72 72 80 224 $4,287
65 66 USA FUTCHER, Katie +11 F +3 80 72 75 227 $4,147
66 T67 KOR SUH, Bo-Mi +12 F +3 77 76 75 228 $4,056
67 T67 USA HURST, Pat +13 F +4 78 75 76 229 $3,964
68 T64 USA O’TOOLE, Ryann +14 F +7 77 74 79 230 $3,871
DQ KOR PAK, Se Ri +4 76 76
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3 thoughts on “Yani Tseng Pulls Within 10 Points Of Hall Of Fame Prerequisite With 2011 LPGA Hana Bank Championship Win

  1. Pingback: Yani HOF Watch - Page 2 - LPGA Tour Forum

  2. Thanks Bobby for the great pictures & comments! Yeah…I was actually rooting for NYC too…although I’m a HUGE Yani fan. I just thought NYC needed a victory more than Yani did at this point in their careers. I’m sure NYC will get a victory soon…just wishing it was sooner rather than later. Great win for Yani however….let’s see if she can add one more HOF point at Sunrise!

    • Indeed…a win for NYC would have changed the complexion of her year…for Yani, the train keeps rollin’ along…but I, like you, was happy with either one winning, even though, as you say, NYC needed it more 🙂

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