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Li aims to spoil Yang's hat-trick bid in Wenzhou

FOLLOWING a win and a runner-up finish in her last two China LPGA starts, Li Wei is looking to continue her strong form of late with another victory when the US$50,000 Orient Wenzhou Yangyi Championship begins today in Zhejiang Province.

The 27-year-old Beijing native captured her maiden win as a pro last week with a dominant three-stroke victory in Ningbo, the fourth leg of the inaugural China LPGA Tour season.

"I have calmed down now. My friends seemed to be much more excited than me. But my good form remains and hopefully this week is another good week. I am looking forward to a second straight win and I'll take the good things that happened last week into this week."

Li, a former national team member, said the Orient Wenzhou Yangyi Country Club would be much tougher than Ningbo this week as the spectacular mountainous layout featured heavier rough and narrower fairways. "You must be accurate, but there are some easy holes for the taking. I believe that I can shoot a good number here."

With compatriot Yang Hongmei having won the last two events in Wenzhou on the old Orient Masters Tour, Li, who lost to the veteran Sichuan native in May in a third-hole playoff in Yantai, said there was no doubt who was the player to beat this week.

"Yang Hongmei won the last two events here. She must be horses for courses. Yang Hongmei knows how to win so she must be the woman to beat this week. She is my friend, someone who taught me how to make a long putt in the Shanghai leg. After two rounds, my putting was in bad shape in Shanghai and I had no feel. She gave me a putting lesson. Since then, my putting has improved a lot. She contributed a lot to my first pro win."


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