Feng wins inaugural LPGA event at home
BY Bruce Young | LPGA Tour | 2013 Reignwood LPGA Classic | Wrap | 06 Oct 2013
China’s golfing darling, Shanshang Feng, the only Chinese golfer to have won a major championship, gave even further cause for celebration amongst golf fans in that country when she today won the very first LPGA Championship held in the people’s Republic, the Reignwood LPGA Classic.
For Feng the victory comes on top of her Ladies European Tour victory at home last year.
In a brilliant final round battle with world number two Stacy Lewis, Feng dramatically eagled the 72nd hole to win by one over Lewis and by five over world number one Inbee Park.
It was the 24 year old’s second LPGA Tour victory following her major championship win at the Wegmans LPGA Championship in 2012.
Feng teed off on the final hole one shot behind the current Women’s British Open Champion Lewis but the American began brilliantly with four birdies in her first six holes and took the lead.
Unable to birdie the final hole herself Lewis could only watch as the title was grabbed from her.
Karrie Webb finished in 4th position in what was a very strong field with the leading five players all currently inside the world’s top ten.
The LPGA Tour will now move to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia for the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.