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Kia Classic: World No. 1 Yani Tseng done with first round

March 24, 2011 |  2:31 pm

Yani Tseng,
the No. 1 female golfer in the world according to the Rolex rankings, has finished her first round of the Kia Classic at Industry Hills with a satisfactory round of two-under 71 that leaves her right now tied for fifth, five shots behind leader Amanda Blumenherst.

Karrie Webb, who owns 37 LPGA Tour victories and who has a two-tournament winning streak, finished at one-under 72 after an inconsistent round that included five birdies and four bogeys.

Germany's Sandra Gal is second, one shot behind Blumenherst, with Catriona Matthew and I.K. Kim tied for third at three-under par.


Kia Classic: Sandra Gal alone in second

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-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Yani Tseng watches her second shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the Kia Classic on Thursday. Credit: Scott Halleran / Getty Images