Yani Tseng surges to top of leaderboard after third round of

 (October 22, 2011, Taipei, Taiwan) Rolex Rankings No. 1 Yani Tseng shot a five-par 67 on Saturday to take the lead at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship. Tseng head’s into tomorrow’s final round with a two-stroke lead over Sweeden’s Anna Nordqvist.

 
Playing in front of a hometown crowd of nearly 14,000, Tseng recorded seven birdies and two bogeys en route to the round of the day at the windy Sunrise Golf & Country Club. Tseng is scheduled to tee off in the last group at 11:40 am Sunday morning.
 
A victory this week will mark Tseng’s seventh LPGA Tour victory and 11th international win this season. The feat will move Tseng into an illustrious category along with Babe Zaharias, Kathy Whitworth, Beth Daniel and Lorena Ochoa who have all notched eight LPGA Tour victories in the same season.
 
During her three years on the LPGA Tour, Tseng has recorded 11 career LPGA Tour victories including an illustrious five majors. Tseng etched her name in the record books this year when she became the youngest player, both male or female, to win five majors after her victory at the RICOH Women’s British Open.  
 
While Tseng has an extensive resume, a win this week in front of her adoring fans would rank amongst the top of her achievements.
 
“It would be very, very special to win in this tournament tomorrow, because this is the first time and first time so many people are coming to watch us, and I think it is quite an honor,” said Tseng.  “I can share this honor with all the fans out there, and I don't get any people disappointed because I win, and just really happy.” 
 
Trailing Tseng by two-strokes heading into tomorrow’s final round is Anna Nordqvist who shot a one-under par 71 on Saturday. Nordqvist, who has won twice on the LPGA Tour, recorded a season best tie for fifth at the Shoprite LPGA Classic.
 
“Yeah, I'm really excited about tomorrow, obviously playing the last group with Aza and Yani, get a little more people,” said Nordqvist.  It's really exciting. Just every time you put yourself in a position to win, this is what I dream of and practice for, so I really look forward to tomorrow.” Spain’s Azahara Munoz shot an even-par 72 and sits alone at the third place. South Korea’s Amy Yang and Han Hee-Won are currently tied for 4th  at 210(-6).
 
While the players experienced a brief reprieve from the wind on Friday, things were back to normal on Saturday with wind gusts reaching as much as 25 mph.
 
“I've been really, really patient, and before I went  out, the first tee, I told my caddie, “this wind like this, even par is really good score, and I shot five under,” said current leader Yani Tseng. “So I am really proud of myself and very happy what I did today” 
 
The wind has plagued players throughout this week’s Sunrise LPGA Championship making the already difficult Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course even the more daunting. The first two rounds have brought only a total of 47 rounds under par out of the 90 player field.
 
A mere ten players shot under par rounds on Saturday with Yani Tseng recording the best round of the day after a five-under par 67.