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by rajes paul
China's Feng Shanshan hopes to win the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia this weekend, having won the Reignwood LPGA Classic on home soil last week. AFP PHOTO/Goh Chai Hin
KUALA LUMPUR: Bubbly Feng Shanshan of China is oozing with confidence. And she hopes to carry on her winning form at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia which begins at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Thursday.
The 24-year-old was in the form of her life on Sunday. She eagled the par-five 18th hole to win the Reignwood Classic in Beijing with a 26-under 266. American Stacy Lewis was a shot behind followed by world No. 1 Park In-bee of South Korea in third spot.
It was Shanshan’s second LPGA Tour victory and she took home US$270,000 (RM859,000). Last season, she became the first Chinese to win a Major following her success at the LPGA Championship
“I started the year with a target of winning two LPGA titles. I have won one. I have three more tournaments before the year-end and it will be great if I can taste success again and soon,” said a cheerful Shanshan, who arrived here yesterday.
“It was fantastic to win at home. Now, everyone will take notice of me. I am feeling good and more confident.
“It was unbelievable to win in such a manner. I eagled the par-five 18th after struggling in the beginning. I am looking forward for another great week here,” added Shanshan, who is popularly known as Jenny.
Shanshan, however, knows that it will not be easy this week as the US$2mil (RM6.4mil) LPGA Malaysia has attracted a sterling cast.
Besides In-bee, South Korea also have So Yeon-ryu and Shin Jiyai in the field. World No. 3 Suzann Petersen of Norway and former world No. 1 American Cristie Kerr are also in the fray.
Yesterday, Shanshan was one of the four golfers who turned up for the launch of the B.F.F Breast Friends Forever campaign to raise awareness about cancer and also to raise funds for cancer research.
The others who joined Shanshan at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur were Kerr, Spaniard Beatriz Recari and youngster Charley Hull of England.
All four of them went head-to-head on a make-shift putting green to raise funds for the charity.
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Feng Shanshan, LPGA, Sime Darby, Reignwood LPGA Classic, Suzann Petersen, Park In-bee, Cristie Kerr
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