China’s Shanshan Feng wins LPGA Championship

  • Sun Jun 10th, 2012 4:44pm
  • Sports

Associated Press

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Shanshan Feng shot a 5-under-par 67 Sunday to win the LPGA Championship by two shots, her first victory on the LPGA Tour and the first for a player from China.

The 22-year-old Feng, the only player from China on the tour, had the lowest round of the tournament at the right time and finished at 6-under 282.

Stacy Lewis, bidding to win her third straight stroke-play event on the LPGA Tour, shot a 70 to tie for second with Mika Miyazato, Suzann Pettersen and third-round leader Eun-Hee Ji. Miyazato shot 69, Pettersen 70, and Ji 72.

Karrie Webb, who started the day one shot behind Ji, had a 72 to finish at 3 under. Little-known Gerina Piller, a star in college at UTEP, and Ai Miyazato each had a closing 68 to also finish at 3 under.

Paula Creamer had a 71 and Giulia Sergas and Inbee Park each shot 72 to finish another shot back.

Defending champion Yani Tseng had a closing 76 and was 13 over in a tournament she won a year ago by 10 shots.