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Feng wins second LPGA Tour victory

Updated: 2013-10-07 06:52
( Xinhua)


Feng wins second LPGA Tour victory

 Shanshan Feng [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - World No. 9 Shanshan Feng produced a fairy-tale ending at the inaugural Reignwood LPGA Classic on Sunday by clinching her second LPGA Tour victory in front of her home crowd with an eagle on the 72nd hole.

The 24-year old Guangzhou golfer trailed No. 3 Stacy Lewis by one shot heading to the 18th hole on Sunday and used the two-shot swing to claim her first win of the 2013 season with a total score of 26-under 266, one shot better than Lewis. No. 1 Inbee Park sits in the third place.

"Well, when I was going to the final hole I was one down, and the last hole is a short par 5, which I thought Stacy was going for, which she didn't, so I was like, oh, maybe she's giving me a chance for playing off," said Feng. "I never thought I would just hit the second shot so close to the pin I made the eagle."

Feng made history last year when she captured the Wegmans LPGA Championship title, becoming the first Chinese golfer - male or female - to win a major championship.

"I would say I'm as happy as when I won the major last year," said Feng. "This is our first time to have an LPGA event in Beijing, so I really wanted to do well to make them look good. And I think I did a great job. I broke my low score for four rounds, and I think I gave all my best."

The inaugural Reignwood LPGA Classic is LPGA's first trip to the Chinese capital. In conjunction with the China Golf Association and the CLPGA, the Pine Valley Golf Club play host to 81 LPGA and CLPGA players who compete over 72 holes for a total prize money of 1.8 million U.S. dollars.