Shanshan Feng cruises to a win at the Buick Championship at Shanghai Qizhong Garden Golf Club.
A final round -2 under par 70 gave Shanshan the victory at the Buick Championship with a total of -17 under par for the tournament, a six stroke winning margin. A very dominant performance, and she is now predicted to move up to fourth place on the Women’s World Rankings.
Shanshan was pleased to win in China, and especially her own sponsors trophy;
“This is not my first time winning in China. I think this is my third time and second time on the LET. I’m really honored to win my sponsor’s tournament.”
She and her amateur partner Liang Zhang also won the team Pro-Am competition, which was running simultaneously over the last two rounds of the competition.
Hyeon Seo Kang finished in second place at -11 under par following her last round -3 under par 69. There was no way she was ever going to catch Shanshan in this competition.
Third place went to Nicole Broch Larsen with her tournament total of -8 under par, a -2 under par 70 last round made no dent in the massive lead of Shanshan.
Nicole enjoyed recording a career best finish in only her second year as a L.E.T. member.
“I came into this week with not my best game but I practiced a lot and it went well.”
“The first two days I didn’t make too many putts but Saturday was the perfect day. I shot seven under and holed a bunker shot and a wedge shot.”
“It was nice putting myself in this position and today started with four birdies in the first five holes, which was really nice.”
First round leader Stacy Keating, who started the week with a course record 63 tied for fourth place, along with Amy Boulden, Wichanee Meechai, Marianne Skarpnord and Margherita Rigon.
Amy thinks she was too bold with some of her putts, but will take away the positives from the week;
“The front nine I played solid golf. I was hitting it close and making some solid putts then on the back nine I just got a bit aggressive with my putts.”
“It was a good week for me. I feel like my game is in good shape and I don’t feel far away. I’m happy with my performance and I got better each round.”
“Although my score wasn’t as good today I got to five under and it could have been a really low round today so I’m just taking the positives away.”