Park, Tseng hold early advantage in Singapore

Singapore ( – Inbee Park and Yani Tseng both carded 6-under
66s in Thursday’s first round, and that was good enough to give the duo a 1-
shot lead at the HSBC Women’s Champions.

Park, the No. 2 player in the world behind 17-year-old Lydia Ko, has 12 career
victories on the LPGA Tour, three of which came last season. Park also has
five major championship wins under her belt.

Tseng is even more decorated than Park as the 26-year-old and former No. 1
player in the world has 15 wins on tour. Tseng, who was the world’s top player
for 109 straight weeks from 2011-13, also has five major titles.

Angela Stanford is nipping at the leaders’ heels as she shot a 5-under 67 on
the Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club. Stanford is alone in third.

Ko, coming off her sixth LPGA victory at the Women’s Australian Open two weeks
ago, has her name near the top of the leaderboard once again. The youngster is
tied for fourth at 4-under 68 with Mo Martin, Jenny Shin, Mariajo Uribe and
Karrie Webb.

Defending champion Paula Creamer carded a 2-over 74 in her second round and
she is tied for 51st.