Shanshan Feng Wins 2012 Japan Women’s Open, Records Major Win On Both JLPGA and LPGA Tour This Year

Shanshan Feng, 2012 Japan Women’s Open Winner

What a year it’s been for Shanshan Feng! Much like Inbee Park, Shanshan has split her time between the JLPGA and LPGA tours, not to mention a win on the Ladies European Tour for Shanshan. She added another huge accomplishment by winning the 2012 Japan Women’s Open, a JLPGA Major. This marks her second world Major following her triumph at the 2012 LPGA Championship. Feng also finished tied for 4th at the US Women’s Open. Her JLPGA Japan Women’s Open victory is her third JLPGA win of the year.

Shanshan Feng receives winner’s jacket from 2011 champion Yukari Baba

It was a tough week for scoring, as a national Open should be. Shanshan’s final round 3 birdie, 2 bogey 1-under 71 was enough to push her overall score to even par. That would mark the only scorecard from any player at even par. Everybody else was over par for the tournament. Shanshan won wire to wire as she opened with a first round 68. But the course and strong winds conspired to lead to 2nd and 3rd round 75 and 74 scores, respectively. Still, she was tied with Megumi Kido at 1-over after 3 rounds. However, it was not a great final round for Kido as she plummeted with a final round 80. With 3 wins and a Major, Shanshan now becomes a clear JLPGA Player of the Year candidate. If there were an award for world Player of the Year, she would lead hands down.

SHANSHAN FENG

with Megumi Kido

AH-REUM HWANG

AI MIYAZATO

AYAKO UEHARA

CHIE ARIMURA

DA-YE NA

with gift for 2nd round hole-in-one

INBEE PARK

JI-HEE LEE

JIYAI SHIN

MEGUMI KIDO

MIKA MIYAZATO

RUI KITADA

SAKI NAGAMINE (low amateur)

SAKURA YOKOMINE

YURI FUDOH

Position Player ToPar Thru Today
1 Shan-Shan Feng E F -1
2 In-Bee Park +1 F -2
3 Ji-Hee Lee +2 F -3
4 Mika Miyazato +3 F -1
5 Ah-Reum Hwang +4 F -1
Rui Kitada +4 F E
7 Ayako Uehara +5 F +3
8 Akane Iijima +6 F -1
Hiromi Takesue +6 F E
Jeong Jang +6 F +1
11 Natsu Nagai +7 F -1
Chie Arimura +7 F +1
Teresa Lu +7 F +2
Hiromi Mogi +7 F +2
Ai Miyazato +7 F +4
16 Maiko Wakabayashi +8 F -1
Esther Lee +8 F E
Na-Ri Lee +8 F +1
Na-Yeon Choi +8 F +1
Onnarin Sattayabanphot +8 F +2
Miki Sakai +8 F +2
Mi-Jeong Jeon +8 F +2
Soo-Yun Kang +8 F +2
24 Sakura Yokomine +9 F E
In-Kyung Kim +9 F +2
Yuri Fudoh +9 F +5
Megumi Kido +9 F +8
28 Keiko Sasaki +10 F -3
Mihoko Iseri +10 F -2
Yuko Fukuda +10 F -1
Miki Saiki +10 F +3
Na-Ri Kim +10 F +5
33 Ji-Yai Shin +11 F E
34 Junko Omote +12 F -3
Momoko Ueda +12 F +2
Erika Kikuchi +12 F +3
37 Yukari Baba +13 F +1
38 Natsuka Hori +14 F +2
Mayu Hattori +14 F +3
Hyun-Ju Shin +14 F +3
Ji-Woo Lee +14 F +4
Yuki Ichinose +14 F +4
43 Asako Fujimoto +15 F +2
Satsuki Oshiro +15 F +2
Yuko Saitoh +15 F +3
Kumiko Kaneda +15 F +4
Li-Ying Ye +15 F +6
Young Kim +15 F +7
49 Shinobu Moromizato +16 F +2
Da-Ye Na +16 F +4
51 @Maria Shinohara +17 F E
Erina Hara +17 F +4
Bo-Bae Song +17 F +5
@Saki Nagamine +17 F +6
55 Kaori Ohe +18 F +2
Rikako Morita +18 F +5
Yani Tseng +18 F +9
58 Maria Iida +20 F +8
59 Saiki Fujita +22 F +9
60 @Moeno Tan +23 F +6
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2 thoughts on “Shanshan Feng Wins 2012 Japan Women’s Open, Records Major Win On Both JLPGA and LPGA Tour This Year

  1. Are those scores for real?

    May God Bless America Bill acord (notaxbill)

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    • It was brutal out there…Jiyai Shin at 11-over…Yani Tseng at 18-over…Shanshan the only player not over par…

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