Feng wins Dubai Ladies Masters by five, closing out wire-to-wire triumph

Shanshan Feng at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters
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Shanshan Feng set an Omega Dubai Ladies Masters tournament record with her 21-under total of 267.
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Published: Saturday, December 08, 2012 | 12:47 p.m.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Shanshan Feng of China won the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters by five strokes on Saturday after shooting a 3-under 69 to capture her second Ladies European Tour title.

The sixth-ranked Feng had an eagle, two birdies and a bogey to total 21-under 267 at Emirates Golf Club in the season-ending event.


Founded in 2006, the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters is the first full-field Ladies European Tour event to be played in the Middle East.

"I didn't look at the leaderboard until 18, so I had no idea how everyone else was doing. But I'm very happy," said Feng, who won the World Ladies Championship in March. "I wanted a top-five finish this week and I did even better than that. I played solid all week and my putting was the key."

Dewi Claire Schreefel of the Netherlands (69) was second. Caroline Masson of Germany (71) and Becky Brewerton of Wales (65) were nine strokes behind the leader. Carlota Ciganda of Spain shot a 68 and won the Order of Merit money title.

American Cindy Lacrosse (72) was 10 strokes back, while defending champion Lexi Thompson (70) was 12 behind. Michelle Wie (69) tied for 19th.

Masson needed to finish second to win the Order of Merit, but a double bogey on No. 12 ended her hopes. Ciganda became the first player since Laura Davies in 1985 to win the Order of Merit and Rookie of the Year in the same season.

"It ends an unbelievable season," Ciganda said. "I'm very proud."

Feng, who won the Wegmans LPGA Championship in June to become the first Chinese golfer to win an LPGA Tour major, also set a Dubai Ladies Masters tournament record with her 21-under total of 267.

"It's my first time in Dubai and now I am in love with it," she said. "I was just playing my own golf.

"I said at the start, if I shot 5 under, nobody could catch me," she added. "We had a little more wind and it was tougher to play, so 3 under was not a bad score."