Tseng acknowledged being tired during practice rounds this week after driving from San Diego to Palm Springs following her victory in the Kia Classic in Carlsbad last Sunday. She bogeyed the eighth hole with a feeble chip out of the greenside rough, but the Taiwanese star gathered herself for four birdies in the next six holes.
"I was really disappointed today," Tseng said. "I don't hit many good shots, and I don't leave myself lots of birdie chances out there."
Wearing oversized sunglasses even while putting, Michelle Wie opened with a 73. Defending champion Stacy Lewis had four consecutive bogeys in a 74.
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