The “Empress” Is Back!
China’s golf sweetheart, the affable Shanshan Feng (pictured) is back in the winner’s circle and she did it in style at the 2019 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.
She came from behind to snuff out Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn and reigning world number one, Sung Hyun Park. Jutanugarn who looked certain of a win came to grief at the finishing hole after leading for most of the final round.
Feng climbed the leaderboard steadily and was tied with the Thai ace but sank a birdie on the 18th hole to win by one stroke at 29-under par.
With her win, Feng earned US$300,000 which brings her total career earnings to US$11,058,149.
As predicted, Asian stars once again dominated the top ten leaderboard.