Tseng runs away in winning LPGA Championship

June 26, 2011 - 7:00 PM
LPGA Tour Golf

Yani Tseng, of Taiwan, pumps her fist after making birdie on the third hole during the final round of the Wegmans LPGA Championship golf tournament in Pittsford, N.Y., Sunday, June 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Top-ranked Yani Tseng has run away to win the LPGA Championship by 10 strokes and, at 22, become the youngest player to win four LPGA Tour majors.

Tseng closed with a 6-under 66 on Sunday to finish at 19-under 269 at Locust Hill Country Club, matching the LPGA record low score at a major. And her dominating performance came a year after Cristie Kerr shot the same score to win the tournament by a whopping 12 strokes.

Tseng bettered Se Ri Pak, who was 24 when she won her fourth major. For Tseng, it was her eighth career LPGA Tour victory, second in a row and third of the season. She has three other victories this year, sweeping the Australian Open and Masters and winning in Taiwan.

Morgan Pressel (71) finished second. Kerr (69), Suzann Pettersen (67) and Paula Creamer (69) tied for third at 8 under.