Shanshan Feng, completed back 2 back wins with victory here in her home country, China winning the title of Blue Bay LPGA champion. With this victory Shanshan is projected to rise to No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings; the first-ever Chinese player, either male or female, to rise to World No. 1.
Shanshan on her way to #1 / getty
Shanshan carded a final round -2 under par 70, to claim the Blue Bay LPGA title at Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club, with a -9 under par total;
“I’m really, really excited and very proud of myself and I think it’s special because I won this tournament to become world No. 1.”
“I finished first in China, so I actually claimed the world No. 1 in front of all the people at home.”
“I’m really happy about that, and I hope all the Chinese are going to be watching me and the Chinese can play golf.”
“Hopefully there will be more Chinese getting on the tours and more world No. 1’s coming up from China.”
Little Mo Jutanugarn, Thailand, finished second at -8 under par, and agonisingly had chances, but could not get the important putts to drop. She too had a last round -2 under 70;
“I was just trying to give myself a chance.”
“It’s a pretty good chance out there. As long as I try to give myself a chance, I think it’s a pretty good thing to do.”
“Of course everybody is cheering for her. I mean, Shanshan is a great player, and very happy for her that she played really solid.”
“I mean, she had a really good week in her home country, which is really cool.”
Four ladies were tied in third place with -4 under par totals, Meghan Khan, -4 under 68 today, and Jess Korda, -1 under 71, both ladies from the USA. They were joined by Ashleigh Buhai, South Africa, +1 over par 73, and World number one Sung Hyun Park, South Korea, who even par for the day.