|Feng ShanShan clinching the title for the second time #SIME DARBY LPGA 2016 #DAMARU GOLF|
KUALA LUMPUR, 30 October 2016 – China’s Feng Shanshan wrote her name into the record books as she became the first golfer to win a second Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia title following an impressive final round in which she shot a 4-under par 67 to finish at 17-under par overall, maintaining her extraordinary form on Malaysian soil.
Feng started the final round in less than spectacular fashion, with a bogey on the first hole, but remained calm to enjoy a bogey-free remaining round, while picking up five birdies along the way.
Said Feng: “I have to say thanks to my caddie. I met him here five years ago and we’ve been working together since then. Every time I’m playing here, I play great, and I couldn’t have done it without his help."
“I think we make a good team. Not just my caddie, but also my coach, Gary Gilchrist, and my parents. I’m sure they are watching live now. I haven’t talked to them but hopefully they’re happy.”
Asked if she was nervous on the 15 th , a 172-yard par-3, the 27-year- old said, “I was a little nervous because on the first day, I hit it in the water and made a double there, and it was a very similar pin position. I made a birdie on the 14 th though, so that gave me a little confidence. I hit a great shot and another good putt, which then got me to 17-under.”
Speaking on behalf of tournament sponsor, Chief Executive Officer of TPC Kuala Lumpur and Chairman of Tournament Committee, Steven Thielke, said, “Congratulations to Feng Shanshan for an outstanding display of golf over four days. She is a highly deserving champion and her record at TPC Kuala Lumpur speaks for itself.
“We have enjoyed another wonderful tournament and our thanks goes to the players on the LPGA Tour and the fans who have followed the action on course and contributed to the exciting atmosphere off it.”