Yani Tseng was a lot more concerned about the wind at tight Wildfire Golf Club than rain and cold Sunday in the final round of the LPGA Founders Cup.
“If it’s windy on this golf course, it’s not easy. I mean the greens are pretty firm and the course is very narrow,” said Tseng, tied for the lead with Ai Miyazato after the third round Saturday.
Actually, it will cool down at lot. After temperatures in the mid-80s on Thursday and Friday and high 70s Saturday, it is supposed to only get into the mid-50s Sunday and the wind is expected to gust at 25 mph.
In partly cloudy, breezy conditions Saturday on the desert layout, Miyazato birdied Nos. 14-16 and closed with two pars for a bogey-free 6-under 66 to match Tseng at 14 under. The Japanese player, ranked ninth in the world, has seven LPGA Tour victories.
Tseng successfully defended her LPGA Thailand title in February for her 13th LPGA Tour victory. 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.
Tseng and playing partners I.K. Kim and Meena Lee were warned about slow play on No. 10, and were timed on the 12th, disrupting Tseng’s rhythm.