LPGA Tour: LPGA Malaysia – Shanshan Feng

Rio bronze medallist Feng beat Suzann Pettersen by three shots to win the tournament for the second time and her first victory for two years.

It continues a brilliant run for the Chinese player – her last five finishes on the LPGA Tour have been 4-4-2-3-1. In the morning she finished off a third-round 64 and then added a 67 on Sunday.

Feng eventually won by three though she was tied for the lead with Anna Nordqvist after 13 holes. She then holed out from 18 and 15 feet at the next two holes.

Pettersen shot her second successive 66, with birdies at the last two holes, to go past Nordqvist who doubled the last to tie for third with Amy Yang. World No 1 Lydia Ko and Charley Hull were part of a seven-way tie for 12th.

What Feng said: “It feels great. My record here is really good, especially the past four years. I had a very fantastic week, every time I come back here, it makes me feel like I’m at home. I’m really relaxed and I love everything, love the food, love the people.”

Ladies European Tour: Sanya Ladies Open – Supamas Sangchan

The 20-year-old Thai player edged out Caroline Hedwall for her first LET success in China. Sangchan started the final round two shots behind and a Hedwall bogey at the 17th put her ahead and both players parred the last. Her only previous triumph came on the Thai LPGA last summer.

Supamas Sangchan

The highlight came at the par-5 ninth where she holed her approach shot from 50 yards to catch Hedwall at the top of the leaderboard. The Swede pulled ahead again but they were level again going into the last two holes.

Sangchan wore a black ribbon on her cap and said that she wanted to bring the trophy home to honour the late King of Thailand.

What Sangchan said: “I’m very happy with my score. I had a lucky shot on the ninth. The third shot went in the hole and I got an eagle.”


Mark Townsend

Been watching and playing golf since the early 80s and generally still stuck in this period. Huge fan of all things Robert Rock, less so white belts. Handicap of 8, fragile mind and short game

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