Yani Tseng is narrowing in on her 12th worldwide title this year.
With a 2-under-par 70 on a cold, wet and windy Saturday at Miramar Golf & Country Club in New Taipei City, Tseng moved to 2-under 142, a shot better than South Korea’s Amy Yang. Rolex world No. 1 Tseng is bidding to win her third title this year in her Taiwan homeland.
South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi and Spain’s Beatriz Recari are tied for third, three shots back.
American Paula Creamer struggled to a 79 in difficult conditions, dropping her into a tie for 14th. Tseng and Yang are the only players under par in the special event.
“It was the worst [weather] I’ve ever played in,” Creamer was quoted saying in the Taipei Times.