Defending Champion Shanshan Feng successfully retains her Buick Championship title in China, in a play-off against Na Yeon Choi.
Shanshan and Na Yeon both carded final rounds of -5 under par 67 to finished tied at the top of the Buick Championship leaderboard at -14 under par. Shanshan then birdied the first extra hole, the 18th to win the trophy;
“I didn’t expect it!”
“Today, from the beginning, Na Yeon was ahead and I was behind, but I never gave up.”
“When we had two holes left I thought, ‘I’m just going to try my best and see what happens,’ and I think I had luck on my side.”
“I’m really happy to finish with a birdie on the last hole and I’m really proud that I was able to defend my title.”
Na Yeon led for most of the round, until a heavy shower set in and play was suspended for 30 minutes due to the threat of lightning, the momentum turned as she bogeyed the 18th, in regulation play and then again in the play-off.
Beth Allen finished in third position ,six shots further back, a last round -1 under par 71 giving her that place on her own after finally making a birdie on 18, this finish also enables Beth to return to the top of the LET Order of Merit ;
“It was tough unless you got off to a pretty good start, and I just hung in there and did the best I could and I’m happy with third.”
“I got back with a vengeance and I’m really proud of myself. I’ve always had issues with that hole, no idea why, but I nailed it.”