POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Jun 27, 2011
PITTSFORD, N.Y. » Yani Tseng wasn’t satisfied with merely winning the LPGA Championship and, at 22, becoming the youngest to win four LPGA majors.
Once she made the turn with a 10-stroke lead Sunday, the best female player in the world set her sights on making a little more history.
“I was like, what’s a new goal for me?” Tseng said. “And that’s why I told myself I wanted to set a record, to make 20 under.”
She missed by one stroke in what was the only minor blemish in one of the most dominating performances to date from Tseng.
In closing with a 6-under 66 to finish at 19-under 269 and win by 10 at Locust Hill Country Club, Tseng matched the LPGA record low at a major.
“It’s very special,” Tseng said. “Now I’m thinking about a grand slam.”
It’s one step at a time for the top-ranked Tseng, who won her second LPGA Championship and has won three of the tour’s last six majors. The only major she’s missing is the U.S. Women’s Open title, which she’ll have an opportunity to complete her career slam in two weeks at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Morgan Pressel (71) finished second.
Hawaii’s Michelle Wie finished tied for 72nd at 6-over 294.
Fredrik Jacobson closed out his first PGA Tour title, shooting a 4-under 66 in the Travelers Championship for a one-stroke victory over John Rollins and Ryan Moore at Cromwell, Conn.
Jacobson, who has three European Tour victories, finished at 20-under 260.
Hawaii’s Dean Wilson tied for 67th at 3-under 277.
John Huston shot a 7-under 65 to win his first Champions Tour title, taking advantage of three straight bogeys by Mark Wiebe to capture the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, N.Y.
Huston finished at 16-under 200 in his third Champions Tour start since turning 50 on June 1, earning a three-shot victory over Nick Price (66). Wiebe was another shot back after a 71.
Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal won the BMW International Open in Munich, beating countryman Sergio Garcia with a birdie on the fifth hole of a playoff.