Tseng withdraws after missing pro-am tee time

The LPGA Tour says defending champion and formerly top-ranked

Yani Tseng has withdrawn from the Kia Classic after missing her

pro-am tee time on Wednesday morning.

In a statement released by the tour, Tseng apologized for what

she called ”an unfortunate mistake.”

She says she wasn’t feeling well Tuesday night, overslept and

missed her tee time for the pro-am.

Tseng says she was excited to compete this week to defend her

title and attempt to regain the No. 1 ranking.

On Sunday, Stacy Lewis ended Tseng’s 109-week run at No. 1 when

she won the LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix.