Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
Login or Register

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — When Yani Tseng found out the Swinging Skirts Golf Team from her native Taiwan planned to host an LPGA event on U.S. soil, she had her initial doubts.

Then, the top Taiwanese women's golfer changed her tune as she realized just how determined this group — a private, Taiwanese nonprofit of amateur golfers — is to promote its countrywomen on the world stage and boost the women's game globally.

Tseng and her counterparts are thrilled to take part in April's inaugural $1.8 million, 144-player Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at Lake Merced Golf Club outside San Francisco, marking the LPGA's return to the Bay Area for the first time in four years.

The last LPGA event in the area was the 2010 CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge at Blackhawk Country Club in Danville.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

share this story:
Attention ArizonaSports.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation with all fans of Arizona sports teams by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing Arizona Sports (KTAR) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus