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Feng birdies final hole for a 1-shot win at Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic

Posted: 10:22 PM, Jul 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-08 00:05:24-04
Feng birdies final hole for a 1-shot win at Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic

ONEIDA, Wis. — Shanshan Feng hit a 7-iron to 3 feet for a birdie on the final hole Sunday to close with a 9-under 63 and a one-shot victory over Ariya Jutanugarn in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.

Feng won for the first time since November 2017.

“At the end, I was lucky enough to win by one stroke, but I would say it’s been a great win because now I’ve got my game back, I’ve got my confidence back, and I believe I can win more in the future," Feng said.

Jutanugarn had a three-shot lead on the back nine until a bogey on the par-5 15th and a strong finish from Feng, who had three birdies in a four-hole stretch. Jutanugarn hit her approach to 2 feet for birdie on the 18th for a 64 to catch Feng, until the 29-year-old from China delivered the winning shot.

“Overall it’s pretty good so like today is amazing for me because, you know, a little bit nervous, a little bit excited and I handled it pretty good out there," Jutanugarn said. "But Shanshan also did an amazing job today and you know, all the full round.”

Feng finished at 29-under 259, two shots short of the LPGA record that Sei Young Kim set last year at the Thornberry Creek at Oneida course.