Shanshan Feng Wins Inaugural Reignwood LPGA Classic

Fred Altvater@@tolohgolfrContributor IIOctober 7, 2013

China's own Shanshan Feng won the inaugural Reignwood LPGA Classic held in Beijing on Sunday. Feng is just 24 years old and is the first woman from China to become a member of the LPGA Tour.

Feng held the 54-hole lead and shot a five-under-par 68 in the final round to secure the victory.

She posted four rounds of 70-64-64-68 for a total of 26 under par over the 6,600-yard par-73 Nicklaus Course at Pine Valley Golf Club to win the $270,000 first-place check.  

This was her second LPGA Tour win. She also won the 2012 LPGA Championship, becoming the first Chinese golfer, man or woman, to win a major golf championship.

Feng has five wins on the LPGA of Japan and two wins on the Ladies European Tour.

She has seven top-10 finishes on the LPGA Tour in 2013 and has earned $803,000. Feng is ranked No. 9 in the Rolex Rankings and No. 8 on the LPGA money list.

Stacy Lewis continued her strong play this season and finished just one shot back of Feng for the $165,000 runner-up check. It was her 15th top-10 finish in 22 starts this season.

World No. 1 Inbee Park finished third at 21 under par. She has six wins this season, including three major championship titles.

Park leads the Rolex Rankings and sits atop the 2013 LPGA Tour money list with $2.3 million in total earnings.

Karrie Webb finished alone in fourth at 20 under par, and Na Yeon Choi finished fifth at 16 under par.

Yani Tseng collected just her fourth top 10 of 2013. She shot a seven-under-par 66 on Sunday to move up nine spots and finished sixth. This could be a good sign for Tseng, as she has struggled all season to shoot a good score and accomplished that on Sunday.

Beatriz Recari, Christel Boeljon and Pornanong Phatlum finished tied for seventh at 12 under par.

Sun Young Yoo rounded out the top 10 at 11 under par.

The LPGA Tour travels to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the $2 million Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia next week.

Stops in South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Mexico will follow for the ladies before the tour returns to the United States for the season-ending CME Group Titleholders in Naples, Fla. at the end of November.  

 

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