Shanshan Feng wins LET Buick Championship
By GGGA Team on May 11, 2015
Shanshan Feng was admittedly nervous entering the final round, attempting to win another title in her home country of China.
Feng, of Guangzhou and a student of Gary Gilchrist, entered the final round with a seven-shot lead going into Sunday at the Ladies European Tour Buick Championship at Shanghai Qizhong Garden Golf Club.
It showed right from the start as Feng opened with a double-bogey on No. 1 while Hyeon So Kang notched birdies at Nos. 1 and 2 to cut the lead quickly to three. Feng, ranked No. 5 in the world, entering the event, rallied quickly, showing her experience being one of the top players in the world by picking up birdies on Nos. 3 and 4.
Feng posted a 2-under 70 en route to a six shot win, finishing the event at 17-under 271 for career win number 13.
“I’m really honored to win my sponsor’s tournament,” said Feng, after sealing her fourth LET title.
Following a T8 at the ANA Inspiration, the 2012 Wegmans LPGA Champion has nine top 10s in her last 15 major championship appearances with four majors left of the 2015 schedule: Women’s US Open, Ricoh Women’s British Open, Evian Championship and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.