Hometown Hero Yani Tseng Tied For Lead With Ai Miyazato After First Round Of 2011 Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship

Yani Tseng

Shrugging off any hint of nerves or distraction, world #1 Yani Tseng opened her quest to win the inaugural Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship on her home soil the way she has played all year, in dominant fashion. After round 1, Yani finds herself tied for 1st place with Japan’s Ai Miyazato at 4-under. Ok, maybe there were a wee bit of nerves, as Yani opened her round with a bogey. But she quickly righted the ship with 5 birdies, to the delight of a huge supporting crowd.

I feel very excited today because it is the first time in my life to see so many fans out here supporting all of the different countries and even other Taiwanese players. The crowd today is really amazing, it is so much fun to look out and see all of the different Taiwanese fans…I was nervous until my caddy tried to make me focus on my shot and ignore everything to take it one shot at a time. – Yani Tseng

Don’t expect the rest of the field to roll over and let Yani just waltz to a storybook win in front of her home crowd. Ai Miyazato went on a front 9 birdie-fest, scoring on holes 5, 6, 8 and 9 before adding a birdie and bogey on the back 9 to tie Yani for the lead despite dealing with windy conditions.

This is the first time in Taiwan for me as well. I’m very excited to be here because I’ve never been here. But it’s so, you know, fun to be here, because I can see that so many people are really nice over here, and the food is really good. It’s just too windy. But I really enjoy the weather, too, so I really like it. – Ai Miyazato

By the way, any controversy as to which flag would be displayed was put to rest as the national flag of Taiwan was on prominent display everywhere on day one. The LPGA uses the Chinese Taipei Olympic flag on the live scoring leaderboard.

YANI TSENG

AI MIYAZATO

MORGAN PRESSEL

BRITTANY LANG

MIKA MIYAZATO

CINDY LACROSSE

YEN-NING CHEN

ANNA NORDQVIST

AZAHARA MUNOZ

SUZANN PETTERSEN

BEATRIZ RECARI

AMY HUNG

BELEN MOZO

PEI-YING TSAI

CHELLA CHOI

MI HYUN KIM

SANDRA GAL

RYANN O’TOOLE

POS START CNTRY PLAYER TO PAR THRU TODAY R1 R2 R3 R4 TOTAL
T1 TPE TSENG, Yani -4 F -4 68 68
T1 JPN MIYAZATO, Ai -4 F -4 68 68
T3 SWE NORDQVIST, Anna -3 F -3 69 69
T3 USA SONG, Jennifer -3 F -3 69 69
T3 USA PRESSEL, Morgan -3 F -3 69 69
T6 USA KERR, Cristie -2 F -2 70 70
T6 KOR PARK, Hee Young -2 F -2 70 70
T6 USA FUTCHER, Katie -2 F -2 70 70
T6 KOR PARK, Inbee -2 F -2 70 70
T6 SCT MATTHEW, Catriona -2 F -2 70 70
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T6 JPN MIYAZATO, Mika -2 F -2 70 70
T12 KOR YOO, Sun Young -1 F -1 71 71
T12 USA WARD, Wendy -1 F -1 71 71
T12 KOR HAN, Hee-Won -1 F -1 71 71
T12 USA MCPHERSON, Kristy -1 F -1 71 71
T12 ESP MUNOZ, Azahara -1 F -1 71 71
T12 NOR PETTERSEN, Suzann -1 F -1 71 71
T12 TPE *CHEN, Yen-Ning -1 F -1 71 71
T12 KOR LEE, Seon Hwa -1 F -1 71 71
T12 KOR SHIN, Jenny -1 F -1 71 71
T12 TPE KUNG, Candie -1 F -1 71 71
T22 KOR CHOI, Na Yeon E F E 72 72
T22 KOR YANG, Amy E F E 72 72
T22 USA KIM, Christina E F E 72 72
T22 USA BLUMENHERST, Amanda E F E 72 72
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T22 KOR JI, Eun-Hee E F E 72 72
T22 USA HURST, Pat E F E 72 72
T22 USA O’TOOLE, Ryann E F E 72 72
T22 ZAF CHEN, Connie E F E 72 72
T30 KOR KIM, Song-Hee +1 F +1 73 73
T30 USA KIM, Mindy +1 F +1 73 73
T30 KOR KIM, Mi Hyun +1 F +1 73 73
T30 USA LEWIS, Stacy +1 F +1 73 73
T30 SWE LINDBERG, Pernilla +1 F +1 73 73
T30 TPE TSAI, Pei-Ying +1 F +1 73 73
T30 TPE CHEN, Ming-Yen +1 F +1 73 73
T30 USA WALSHE, Alison +1 F +1 73 73
T38 SWE GUSTAFSON, Sophie +2 F +2 74 74
T38 KOR PAK, Se Ri +2 F +2 74 74
T38 KOR SEO, Hee Kyung +2 F +2 74 74
T38 KOR KANG, Jimin +2 F +2 74 74
T38 USA HURST, Vicky +2 F +2 74 74
T38 USA BOWIE YOUNG, Heather +2 F +2 74 74
T38 SWE HEDWALL, Caroline +2 F +2 74 74
T38 AUS WRIGHT, Lindsey +2 F +2 74 74
T38 NLD BOELJON, Christel +2 F +2 74 74
T38 JPN UEDA, Momoko +2 F +2 74 74
T38 KOR KANG, Haeji +2 F +2 74 74
T38 USA KORDA, Jessica +2 F +2 74 74
T38 KOR SHIN, Jiyai +2 F +2 74 74
T38 NLD SCHREEFEL, Dewi Claire +2 F +2 74 74
T52 USA LANG, Brittany +3 F +3 75 75
T52 USA MACKENZIE, Paige +3 F +3 75 75
T52 KOR KIM, I.K. +3 F +3 75 75
T52 KOR PARK, Grace +3 F +3 75 75
T52 KOR LEE, Meena +3 F +3 75 75
T52 TPE WEI, Yun-Jye +3 F +3 75 75
T52 TPE YAO, Hsuan-Yu +3 F +3 75 75
T59 USA JOH, Tiffany +4 F +4 76 76
T59 KOR BAE, Kyeong +4 F +4 76 76
T59 DEU GAL, Sandra +4 F +4 76 76
T59 TPE HUNG, Amy +4 F +4 76 76
T59 KOR CHOI, Chella +4 F +4 76 76
T59 ESP MOZO, Belen +4 F +4 76 76
T59 PRY GRANADA, Julieta +4 F +4 76 76
T59 KOR PAK, Jin Young +4 F +4 76 76
T59 TPE *WANG, Chi +4 F +4 76 76
T59 USA LINDLEY, Leta +4 F +4 76 76
T69 USA PILLER, Gerina +5 F +5 77 77
T69 USA TAMULIS, Kris +5 F +5 77 77
T69 ESP RECARI, Beatriz +5 F +5 77 77
T69 SWE HJORTH, Maria +5 F +5 77 77
T69 ITA CAVALLERI, Silvia +5 F +5 77 77
T69 THA PHATLUM, Pornanong +5 F +5 77 77
T69 KOR LEE, Ilhee +5 F +5 77 77
T69 CAN SHARP, Alena +5 F +5 77 77
T77 AUS HULL, Katherine +6 F +6 78 78
T77 ENG STUPPLES, Karen +6 F +6 78 78
T77 USA LACROSSE, Cindy +6 F +6 78 78
T77 TPE LIN, Tzu-Chi +6 F +6 78 78
T77 USA JOHNSON, Jennifer +6 F +6 78 78
T82 SWE SJODIN, Karin +7 F +7 79 79
T82 CAN KANE, Lorie +7 F +7 79 79
T82 USA HARIGAE, Mina +7 F +7 79 79
T82 AUS KEMP, Sarah +7 F +7 79 79
T86 USA FRANCELLA, Meaghan +8 F +8 80 80
T86 AUS SMITH, Sarah Jane +8 F +8 80 80
T86 KOR HUR, M.J. +8 F +8 80 80
T86 TPE *TSAI, Hsin-En +8 F +8 80 80
90 WAL MORGAN, Becky +9 F +9 81 81

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