World No.1 golfer Yani Tseng has plunged from the leaderboard at Royal Melbourne during the second round of the Women’s Australian Open.
Tseng, who is hoping to take out the tournament for the third successive year, began her day just a stroke off the leaders.
She birdied two of her first three holes but then she struck a disastrous patch, bogeying the fifth, followed by a four-over-par eight at the seventh and another bogey at the eighth hole.
Korean Hee Kyung Seo scored 66 for the day to put her in outright second at five-under for the tournament.
“I know it is not an easy course so I was nervous,” she said. “But I trust myself and I trust my caddie and try to come in on my target. My routine worked and I am very happy today.”