Shanshan Feng

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Shanshan Feng
— Golfer —
Feng Shanshan 2014.jpg
Feng in 2014
Personal information
Nickname Jenny[1]
Born (1989-08-05) August 5, 1989 (age 25)
Guangzhou, China
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  China
Career
Turned professional 2007
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2008)
Professional wins 13
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 4
Ladies European Tour 3
LPGA of Japan Tour 5
Other 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration 6th: 2014
LPGA Championship Won: 2012
U.S. Women's Open T4: 2012
Women's British Open T2: 2014
Evian Championship T10: 2014

Shanshan Feng (Chinese: 冯珊珊; pinyin: Féng Shān Shān, Mandarin pronunciation: [fə̌ŋ ʂə́ŋ ʂə́ŋ]; born 5 August 1989) is a Chinese professional golfer who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. She is the first player from China to become a member of the LPGA Tour, which she joined in 2008. Feng has three victories on the tour, including the 2012 LPGA Championship, a major title, in which she shot a bogey-free 67 in the final round to win by two strokes.[2] She is the first player from China to win an LPGA major championship, as well as the first player from mainland China (male or female) to win a major championship.[3][4] Her best finish in 16 previous majors was a tie for 22nd at the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship.[5][6] With the victory, she moved from tenth to fifth in the Women's World Golf Rankings.[7]

Early years[edit]

Feng was born in Guangzhou[8] and started playing golf at age 10 at the urging of her father, who worked at the golf association in their hometown.[9][10][11]

While still an amateur, Feng tied for ninth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in December 2007 to earn a spot on the LPGA Tour in 2008.[12]

Professional wins (13)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
1 10 Jun 2012 LPGA Championship 72-73-70-67=282 −6 2 strokes South Korea Eun-Hee Ji
United States Stacy Lewis
Japan Mika Miyazato
Norway Suzann Pettersen
375,000
2 6 Oct 2013 Reignwood LPGA Classic 70-64-64-68=266 −26 1 stroke United States Stacy Lewis 270,000
3 24 Nov 2013 CME Group Titleholders 66-74-67-66=273 −15 1 stroke United States Gerina Piller 700,000
4 12 Oct 2014 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 67-67-69-63=266 −18 3 strokes Thailand Pornanong Phatlum 300,000

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2011 Mizuno Classic Japan Momoko Ueda Lost to birdie on third extra hole
2 2012 HSBC Women's Champions South Korea Na Yeon Choi
South Korea Jenny Shin
United States Angela Stanford
Stanford won with par on third extra hole
Choi eliminated with par on second hole
Feng eliminated with par on first hole
3 2014 Lorena Ochoa Invitational United States Christina Kim Lost to par on second extra hole

LPGA of Japan Tour wins (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share (¥)
1 7 Aug 2011 Meiji Cup 68-67-67=202 −13 2 strokes South Korea Eun-Bi Jang
Japan Miho Koga
16,200,000
2 25 Sep 2011 Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Ladies Open 70-70-68=208 −8 1 stroke Japan Yuri Fudoh 12,600,000
3 27 May 2012 Yonex Ladies 70-69-69=208 −8 Playoff Japan Yukari Baba 10,800,000
4 5 Aug 2012 Meiji Cup 72-70-67=209 −7 Playoff South Korea Sun-Ju Ahn
Japan Shinobu Moromizato
16,200,000
5 30 Sep 2012 Japan Women's Open Golf Championship 68-75-74-71=288 E 1 stroke South Korea Inbee Park 28,000,000

Ladies European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ()
1 2 Mar 2012 World Ladies Championship
individual event
66-69-71=206 −10 1 stroke Thailand Pornanong Phatlum 56,275
2 8 Dec 2012 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters 66-65-67-69=267 −21 5 strokes Netherlands Dewi Claire Schreefel 75,000
2 13 Dec 2014 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters 66-67-66-70=269 −19 5 strokes Spain Carlota Ciganda 75,000

Other wins (1)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runners-up
2012 LPGA Championship −6 (72-73-70-67=282) 2 strokes South Korea Eun-Hee Ji, United States Stacy Lewis, Japan Mika Miyazato, Norway Suzann Pettersen

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP CUT DNP T55 T22 T25 6
U.S. Women's Open CUT CUT CUT CUT T42 T4 T9 T15
Women's British Open DNP CUT T67 T73 T30 CUT T25 T2
LPGA Championship DNP T58 CUT T54 T50 1 T9 T6
The Evian Championship ^ T11 T10

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Kraft Nabisco Championship 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 4
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 1 2 3 8 4
Women's British Open 0 1 0 1 1 2 7 5
LPGA Championship 1 0 0 1 3 3 7 6
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2
Totals 1 1 0 3 8 13 29 21
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (2013 Kraft Nabisco – 2014 Evian, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (2014 British – 2014 Evian, current)

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2007 1 0 0 0 0 0 MC 0 n/a 75.50 n/a
2008 26 16 0 1 0 4 2 472,758 36 72.45 57
2009 21 12 0 0 0 0 T20 123,694 75 72.60 69
2010 17 15 0 0 0 4 T4 281,303 38 71.69 26
2011 17 15 0 1 0 4 2 362,097 32 71.22 20
2012 19 18 1 1 1 8 1 1,101,147 10 70.84 8
2013 19 18 2 2 0 10 1 1,716,657 4 70.37 6
2014 24 24 1 2 1 12 1 1,404,623 6 70.37 7
  • official through 23 November 2014[13]

World ranking[edit]

Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

Year World
ranking
Source
2006 609 [14]
2007 534 [15]
2008 48 [16]
2009 83 [17]
2010 79 [18]
2011 13 [19]
2012 5 [20]
2013 4 [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gary Gilchrist on Growth of China's Future Golfers". The A Position. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Shanshan Feng". Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  3. ^ http://tucsoncitizen.com/usa-today-sports/2012/06/10/shanshan-feng-wins-a-major-for-china/
  4. ^ Mell, Randall (10 June 2012). "Feng win could inspire Chinese girls". Golf Channel. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Voepel, Mechelle (11 June 2012). "Shanshan Feng becomes first winner from China". ESPN W. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  6. ^ DiMeglio, Steve (10 June 2012). "Shanshan Feng claims China's first major title in golf". USA Today. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". Rolex Rankings. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Guangzhou Sports Officials visit Seattle in September 2011". Washington Cultural Exchange. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Get to Know Shanshan Feng". LPGA. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Shanshan Feng Bio". LPGA. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  11. ^ Golf Channel television interview with Fang upon winning the 2012 LPGA Championship on 10 June 2012
  12. ^ "Final Qualifying Tournament Results 2007". LPGA. December 2, 2007. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Shanshan Feng stats". LPGA. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 26 December 2006. 
  15. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 25 December 2007. 
  16. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 30 December 2008. 
  17. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 29 December 2009. 
  18. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2010. 
  19. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 27 December 2011. 
  20. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 31 December 2012. 
  21. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 30 December 2013. 

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