Tseng drives away with Kia Classic

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Top-ranked Yani Tseng won the Kia Classic for her second straight LPGA Tour title and third in five events this year, closing with a 2-under 70 for a six-stroke victory on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Taiwanese star led wire-to-wire and finished at 14-under 274 on La Costa's Legends Course. She became the second-youngest player to reach 15 LPGA Tour win. Nancy Lopez was 22 when she reached the mark.

Tseng won the LPGA Founders Cup last week in Phoenix and also won the LPGA Thailand in February. She led the tour last season with seven victories — including major victories in the LPGA Championship and Women's British Open — and finished the year with 12 worldwide titles.

South Korea's Sun Young Yoo had a 71 to finish second.

Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

At Saucier, Miss., Fred Couples made an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke victory over Michael Allen in the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Couples finished at 14-under 202, opening with a course-record 63, at Fallen Oak for his seventh Champions Tour title and first of the year. He will play the PGA Tour's Houston Open and the Masters the next two weeks.

Allen finished with a 66. Tom Pernice Jr. shot a 69 to tie for third with Jeff Sluman (73) at 10 under.

Hassan II Trophy

At Agadir, Morocco, Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey won the Hassan II Trophy by three strokes, ending Italian teenager Matteo Manassero's bid to qualify for the Masters.

Hoey shot a 7-under 65 to finish at 17-under 271 at Golf du Palais Royal. Ireland's Damien McGrane had a 70 to finish second. Wales' Jamie Donaldson shot a course-record 61, holing his approach shot on 18 for eagle, to tie for third with England's Robert Coles (67) and Wales' Phillip Price (69) at 13 under.

The 18-year-old Manassero needed to win to enter the top 50 in the world ranking to make the Masters. He entered the final round tied for the lead, but shot a 72 to tie for sixth at 12 under.

Louisiana Open

At Broussard, La., Casey Wittenberg won the Louisiana Open for his first Nationwide Tour title, closing with a 6-under 65 for an eight-stroke victory.

The 27-year-old former Oklahoma State player opened with round of 66, 66 and 63 and finished at 24-under 260 at Le Triomphe Country Club. Fabian Gomez, Chris Riley and Paul Claxton tied for second. Gomez shot 65, Riley 67, and Claxton 68.

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