Feng wins LPGA Championship, first major for China
11 Jun 2012 - 00:17:01
Feng Shanshan became the first Chinese golfer to win a major title by firing a bogey-free five-under par 67 on Sunday to capture the LPGA Championship by two strokes.
The 22-year-old from Beijing, who began golfing at age 10 and came to America as a teen before joining the LPGA in 2008, took her first career LPGA triumph by finishing 72 holes at Locust Hill Country Club on six-under 282.
Japan's Mika Miyazato, Norway's Suzann Pettersen, American Stacy Lewis and South Korean Eun-Hee Ji shared second on 284.
World No. 10 Feng, whose victory was worth $375,000, fired the low round of the week on the last day but had to wait in the clubhouse as a handful of rivals tried in vain to match her with birdies or eagles on the final holes.