Shanshan Feng Wins 2012 Wegman’s LPGA Championship; Has Won On Three Different Tours In 2012

Shanshan Feng, 2012 Wegmans LPGA Championship Winner

There was an old Western television show in the late 50s and early 60s called Have Gun-Will Travel. Perhaps Shanshan Feng of China should adapt that to Have Driver-Will Travel. The Chinese golf star has taken her talents on the road in 2012, winning on three major tours, some might argue the three top tours with apologies to the KLPGA. Shanshan started her winning ways in 2012 with a victory on the Ladies European Tour at the World Ladies Championship, besting Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand by 1 stroke. Moving to the LPGA of Japan (JLPGA), Feng continued to excel by emerging victorious in a playoff with Yukari Baba at the Yonex Ladies, her third career JLPGA win. The Guangzhou native was an official top 10 player on the Rolex Rankings, but she was still bereft of the greatest jewel, a win on the top tour, the LPGA. Well, Shanshan filled that hole in her resume in grand fashion, recording her first LPGA Tour at the 2012 Wegmans LPGA Championship. Shanshan is the first player from China to win a Major and the first to win an LPGA event. She joins fellow countrywoman Li Na as a pioneer. In 2011, Li Na became the first Chinese player to win a tennis Major.

Shanshan Feng received a Rolex watch as a first-time LPGA winner

Shanshan finished her week at Locust Hill Country Club with a bogey-free 5-under 67, the low round of the week on a tough, challenging course layout. She put the exclamation point on her round with a 7-foot birdie putt on 17 that gave her a two shot cushion which no competitor could overcome. This was after hitting a fairway bunker with her tee shot. She also found the second cut of fringe right off the green on 18 but was able to get up and down for par. Although the first player from China to win on the LPGA, Feng gave praise to countrywoman Yang Hong Mei, a Sichuan native who was the first Chinese woman to win on an American tour, a 2004 Futures Tour winner in El Paso, Texas. Feng should advance in the Rolex Rankings. The question is how far can she go. With wins on the LPGA, LET and JLPGA in 2012, all before the end of June, I wouldn’t bet against her continued ascent.

Grace Park

On a personal note, I would like to thank Grace Park once again for all of the great memories she has given to all of her fans, including me. Grace played her final event as a professional at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. I wish her every happiness in her life.

SHANSHAN FENG

with LPGA Commissioner, Michael Whan

GRACE PARK

STACY LEWIS

SUZANN PETTERSEN

EUN-HEE JI

GERINA PILLER

KARRIE WEBB

AI MIYAZATO

CRISTIE KERR

PAULA CREAMER

JENNIFER JOHNSON

SUN YOUNG YOO

INBEE PARK

MIKA MIYAZATO

Pos Name 1 2 3 4 Today Thru Total Strokes
1 Shanshan Feng 72 73 70 67 -5 F -6 282
T2 Mika Miyazato 70 72 73 69 -3 F -4 284
T2 Suzann Pettersen 71 72 71 70 -2 F -4 284
T2 Stacy Lewis 72 72 70 70 -2 F -4 284
T2 Eun-Hee Ji 75 68 69 72 E F -4 284
T6 Ai Miyazato 70 74 73 68 -4 F -3 285
T6 Gerina Piller 74 71 72 68 -4 F -3 285
T6 Karrie Webb 74 71 68 72 E F -3 285
T9 Paula Creamer 70 72 73 71 -1 F -2 286
T9 Inbee Park 72 70 72 72 E F -2 286
T9 Giulia Sergas 69 76 69 72 E F -2 286
T12 Sandra Gal 71 71 75 70 -2 F -1 287
T12 Cristie Kerr 70 76 70 71 -1 F -1 287
14 Hee Young Park 77 70 73 68 -4 F E 288
T15 Mina Harigae 74 72 74 69 -3 F +1 289
T15 Karin Sjodin 75 69 73 72 E F +1 289
T15 Jeong Jang 70 74 71 74 +2 F +1 289
T15 Sun Young Yoo 72 72 71 74 +2 F +1 289
T19 Nicole Castrale 76 74 70 70 -2 F +2 290
T19 Se Ri Pak 70 71 76 73 +1 F +2 290
T19 Jenny Shin 71 75 71 73 +1 F +2 290
T19 Jennifer Johnson 73 71 71 75 +3 F +2 290
T23 Christel Boeljon 74 74 73 70 -2 F +3 291
T23 Marcy Hart 72 75 73 71 -1 F +3 291
T25 Brittany Lincicome 76 73 73 70 -2 F +4 292
T25 I.K. Kim 73 73 73 73 +1 F +4 292
T25 So Yeon Ryu 73 70 74 75 +3 F +4 292
T25 Lizette Salas 74 70 73 75 +3 F +4 292
29 Candie Kung 71 77 75 70 -2 F +5 293
T30 Mo Martin 71 77 77 69 -3 F +6 294
T30 Mariajo Uribe 74 76 71 73 +1 F +6 294
T30 M.J. Hur 74 69 77 74 +2 F +6 294
T30 Lexi Thompson 74 72 74 74 +2 F +6 294
T30 Sophie Gustafson 73 72 74 75 +3 F +6 294
T30 Sydnee Michaels 72 71 72 79 +7 F +6 294
T36 Sarah Jane Smith 75 72 77 71 -1 F +7 295
T36 Catriona Matthew 75 72 76 72 E F +7 295
T36 Chella Choi 75 74 74 72 E F +7 295
T36 Alison Walshe 73 77 73 72 E F +7 295
T36 Pornanong Phatlum 75 74 72 74 +2 F +7 295
T36 Haru Nomura 74 77 70 74 +2 F +7 295
T36 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 72 73 75 75 +3 F +7 295
T36 Ryann O’Toole 69 76 75 75 +3 F +7 295
T36 Jodi Ewart 75 72 72 76 +4 F +7 295
T45 Karine Icher 75 75 74 72 E F +8 296
T45 Ji Young Oh 77 72 74 73 +1 F +8 296
T45 Leta Lindley 78 73 72 73 +1 F +8 296
T45 Beatriz Recari 69 78 75 74 +2 F +8 296
T45 Hee-Won Han 74 74 73 75 +3 F +8 296
T45 Morgan Pressel 74 75 69 78 +6 F +8 296
T51 Becky Morgan 75 73 77 72 E F +9 297
T51 Katherine Hull 75 76 73 73 +1 F +9 297
T51 Haeji Kang 77 73 73 74 +2 F +9 297
54 Karen Stupples 76 75 74 73 +1 F +10 298
T55 Jessica Korda 74 74 79 72 E F +11 299
T55 Katie Futcher 74 77 76 72 E F +11 299
T55 Amelia Lewis 73 75 77 74 +2 F +11 299
58 Anna Nordqvist 74 77 72 77 +5 F +12 300
T59 Belen Mozo 74 76 75 76 +4 F +13 301
T59 Yani Tseng 76 75 74 76 +4 F +13 301
T59 Amy Hung 76 75 73 77 +5 F +13 301
T62 Dewi Claire Schreefel 76 74 81 71 -1 F +14 302
T62 Kris Tamulis 74 74 80 74 +2 F +14 302
T62 Alena Sharp 77 71 78 76 +4 F +14 302
T62 Pat Hurst 74 76 75 77 +5 F +14 302
T62 Brittany Lang 72 75 76 79 +7 F +14 302
T67 Jennifer Rosales 73 77 78 75 +3 F +15 303
T67 Ilhee Lee 76 75 73 79 +7 F +15 303
T67 Meaghan Francella 76 74 73 80 +8 F +15 303
70 Taylor Coutu 73 74 77 80 +8 F +16 304
T71 Stephanie Louden 73 78 80 74 +2 F +17 305
T71 Grace Park 75 75 76 79 +7 F +17 305
73 Na Yeon Choi 70 73 75 74 +2 F +4 292
T74 Wendy Doolan 75 77 MC MC - - - 152
T74 Caroline Hedwall 77 75 MC MC - - - 152
T74 Lorie Kane 71 81 MC MC - - - 152
T74 Danielle Kang 76 76 MC MC - - - 152
T74 Jee Young Lee 77 75 MC MC - - - 152
T74 Meena Lee 73 79 MC MC - - - 152
T74 Kristy McPherson 75 77 MC MC - - - 152
T74 Angela Oh 74 78 MC MC - - - 152
T74 Stephanie Sherlock 77 75 MC MC - - - 152
T74 Christine Song 72 80 MC MC - - - 152
T74 Angela Stanford 76 76 MC MC - - - 152
T85 Amanda Blumenherst 77 76 MC MC - - - 153
T85 Meredith Duncan 77 76 MC MC - - - 153
T85 Kathleen Ekey 77 76 MC MC - - - 153
T85 Natalie Gulbis 76 77 MC MC - - - 153
T85 Maria Hernandez 79 74 MC MC - - - 153
T85 Christina Kim 76 77 MC MC - - - 153
T85 Seon Hwa Lee 80 73 MC MC - - - 153
T85 Rebecca Lee-Bentham 77 76 MC MC - - - 153
T85 Na On Min 75 78 MC MC - - - 153
T85 Azahara Munoz 75 78 MC MC - - - 153
T85 Hee Kyung Seo 76 77 MC MC - - - 153
T85 Momoko Ueda 74 79 MC MC - - - 153
T85 Amy Yang 76 77 MC MC - - - 153
T98 Dori Carter 73 81 MC MC - - - 154
T98 Tiffany Joh 75 79 MC MC - - - 154
T98 Mindy Kim 77 77 MC MC - - - 154
T98 Stacy Prammanasudh 78 76 MC MC - - - 154
T98 Reilley Rankin 78 76 MC MC - - - 154
T98 Victoria Tanco 77 77 MC MC - - - 154
T98 Cheyenne Woods 75 79 MC MC - - - 154
T105 Irene Cho 75 80 MC MC - - - 155
T105 Jacqui Concolino 78 77 MC MC - - - 155
T105 Tanya Dergal 75 80 MC MC - - - 155
T105 Moira Dunn 76 79 MC MC - - - 155
T105 Julieta Granada 76 79 MC MC - - - 155
T105 Jimin Kang 73 82 MC MC - - - 155
T105 Jennifer Song 76 79 MC MC - - - 155
T112 Beth Bader 78 78 MC MC - - - 156
T112 Karlin Beck 73 83 MC MC - - - 156
T112 Heather Bowie Young 74 82 MC MC - - - 156
T112 Ashli Bunch 76 80 MC MC - - - 156
T112 Sandra Changkija 74 82 MC MC - - - 156
T112 Laura Davies 79 77 MC MC - - - 156
T112 Lisa Ferrero 78 78 MC MC - - - 156
T112 Pernilla Lindberg 76 80 MC MC - - - 156
T112 Jane Rah 77 79 MC MC - - - 156
T112 Michelle Wie 74 82 MC MC - - - 156
T122 Jennifer Gleason 84 73 MC MC - - - 157
T122 Janice Moodie 78 79 MC MC - - - 157
T122 Jane Park 80 77 MC MC - - - 157
T122 Hannah Yun 76 81 MC MC - - - 157
T126 Cydney Clanton 78 80 MC MC - - - 158
T126 Diana D’Alessio 80 78 MC MC - - - 158
T126 Numa Gulyanamitta 78 80 MC MC - - - 158
T126 Jennie Lee 80 78 MC MC - - - 158
T126 Paige Mackenzie 80 78 MC MC - - - 158
T126 Wendy Ward 79 79 MC MC - - - 158
T132 Danah Bordner 79 80 MC MC - - - 159
T132 Laura Diaz 84 75 MC MC - - - 159
T132 Vicky Hurst 79 80 MC MC - - - 159
T135 Veronica Felibert 77 83 MC MC - - - 160
T135 Maria Hjorth 81 79 MC MC - - - 160
T135 Ayaka Kaneko 80 80 MC MC - - - 160
T138 Stephanie Kono 85 76 MC MC - - - 161
T138 Jin Young Pak 78 83 MC MC - - - 161
T140 Lisa Grimes 79 84 MC MC - - - 163
T140 Elisa Serramia 83 80 MC MC - - - 163
T140 Jessica Shepley 82 81 MC MC - - - 163
143 Lori Atsedes 80 84 MC MC - - - 164
144 Anna Grzebien 83 84 MC MC - - - 167
145 Song-Hee Kim 82 86 MC MC - - - 168
146 Jessica Carafiello 86 83 MC MC - - - 169
147 Julie Peluso 84 86 MC MC - - - 170
148 Alison Curdt 88 89 MC MC - - - 177
149 Karen Davies 82 WD WD WD - - - 82
150 Minea Blomqvist 84 WD WD WD - - - 84
- Silvia Cavalleri - - - - - - - -
- Sarah Kemp - - - - - - - -
- Melissa Reid - - - - - - - -
- Eunjung Yi

4 thoughts on “Shanshan Feng Wins 2012 Wegman’s LPGA Championship; Has Won On Three Different Tours In 2012

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  2. It was nice to see Shanshan win on the LPGA tour. She works so hard and usually plays under the radar. I know she is very well liked by her fellow pros. One thing about women’s golf and the Rolex rankings- they constantly are changing. (Well- at least from 2nd on down. Yani has such a big lead.) Then again- I wonder what is going on with Yani. I spoke to several teaching pros down at The Shoprite and they are mystified also. I guess even the great ones can hit speed bumps.

    • I hope Shanshan can do for golf what Li Na did for tennis in China. Also, another student of Gary Gilchrist winning! :)

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