Tseng captures 12th title of 2011 at 'Swinging Skirts'

Yani Tseng was already having an unbelievable 2011 season before heading to the 'Swinging Skirts' event in New Taipei this past week.

The 22-year old No. 1 ranked player in the world had already claimed victory 11 times worldwide in 2011, including two majors at the Wegmans LPGA Championship and the Ricoh British Open.

How could she possibly end her season with a bang?

With another victory of course -- Number 12 as it were.

That's right. Make it a dozen world wide wins in 2011 for Tseng. A year in which she has in a word, dominated.

She headed into Sunday's final round with a one-shot lead over her competitors.

However, in typical Tseng fashion, that quickly changed at the end of the tournament.

Tseng went on to finish off the event and her year with a very nice four-under par round of 68 to win the event by seven strokes over So-Yeon Ryu and Jiyai Shin.

“I’m very satisfied and happy,” said Tseng after claiming her 12th title of the year. “I played steadily and I felt really great.”

She came out of the gates hot in the final round, carding three birdies over her first seven holes to widen the gap to a four stroke lead over Amy Yang.

Yang however went south in a hurry after tripling the ninth hole to all but give the tournament to Tseng.

“Seeing so many people to cheer for me in such poor weather really touched me,” said Tseng. “Fans’ support means a lot to me, pushing me forward.”

The No. 1 ranked player in the world now for the last 43 weeks, Tseng, with her win pushed her 2011 total winnings to over $3.4-million.

She is truly dominating the competition on the LPGA Tour and around the globe.

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