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Eagle Propels Feng In Homeland

BEIJING, CHINA | Quite naturally, Shanshan Feng considers her LPGA Championship victory last year as the pinnacle of her young career. Her victory Sunday in her home nation has her reconsidering things, however, at least in terms of smiles generated. With a final-hole eagle to reach 26-under-par 266, the 24-year-old from Guangzhou won the Reignwood LPGA Classic, one stroke better than Stacy Lewis in the LPGA Tour’s first event in mainland China. “I would say I’m as happy as when I won the major last year,” Feng said. “This is our first time to have an LPGA event in Beijing, and Reignwood is my new sponsor, so I really wanted to do well to make them look good. “And I think I did a great job. I broke my low score for four rounds, and I think I gave all my best.” It was Feng’s second LPGA Tour victory, after coming from behind to win the 2012 LPGA Championship at Locust Hill in Pittsford, N.Y. The $270,000 winner’s check boosts Feng beyond the $3 million mark in career earnings. Her best previous finish this year had been runner-up to Karrie Webb at the ShopRite Classic in June.


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