Former IJGT member and current LPGA player, Shanshan Feng, 24, grabbed another impressive tour finish at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia on Oct. 10-13, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur. Feng placed second with a 67-65-70-67–269, a final 15 strokes under par and just four strokes off champion, Lexi Thompson. This was the eighth top ten LPGA finish of the 2013 season for the young professional from Guangzhou, China, who most recently grabbed her first LPGA tour win at the Reignwood Classic at Pine Valley Golf Resort on Oct. 3-6, 2013.
Before turning pro in 2007, Feng was a seasoned IJGT veteran, playing on the tour and winning four events during the 2007-2008 season. That year, Feng qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open, and was named the Top Chinese Amateur by Golfweek in 2008. She tied for ninth at that season’s LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn tour exemption for the 2008 LPGA season and turned pro immediately after.
From her rookie season in 2008 until 2011, Feng finished in the top ten of 13 tournaments but was never able to break through for a victory. That all changed in 2012 when Feng won for the first time on the LPGA European Tour in March of that season, and followed that up with another win, this time on the LPGA Japanese Tour, in May. Feng’s landmark victory came less than a month later at the LPGA Championship at Locust Hill.
Since her LPGA Championship in 2012, Feng has been active on the LPGA circuit. She played in 19 events in 2012, and 17 thus far in the 2013 season. Over her career, Feng has racked up 10 professional wins: two on the LPGA Tour, five on the LPGA of Japan Tour, two Ladies European Tour wins, and one at the 2012 World Ladies Championship (a team event).
You can read more on Feng’s outstanding resume on LPGA.com.
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