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Pettersen leads top field into Taiwan LPGA

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Suzann Pettersen leads a star-studded field into this week's $2 million Sunrise Championship in Taiwan, continuing her quest to overtake South Korea's Inbee Park at the top of the LPGA rankings.

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Pettersen, the defending champion, will be joined by American star Lexi Thompson and Taiwanese favorite Yani Tseng in the field for the four-round event beginning Thursday.

Even with a victory in Taiwan, the Norwegian golfer cannot pass Park this week. But a good result would set up a nail-biting end to the LPGA season.

Park is not competing in Taiwan.

Speaking of her bid to get to No. 1, Pettersen says ''All I can do is go out and play good golf and try to win tournaments.''

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