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Golf: Tseng gives Taiwan sweep of top seed US at Crown

Published on Jul 25, 2014 6:29 AM

BALTIMORE (AFP) - Tseng Yani sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole on Thursday to give last-seed Taiwan a stunning sweep over top-seeded United States at the LPGA International Crown matches.

Tseng's clutch putt gave her and Phoebe Yao a 1-up victory over world number one Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson after Teresa Lu and Candie Kung ripped Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr 4 and 3.

"I feel like old Yani is back," the five-time major winner and former world number one said.

"I haven't had this feeling for a long time. I'm pumped up because I'm playing for my country." The Americans, never led at any point in any match on day one of the showdown for global bragging rights between eight national teams of four women each.

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