DUBAI (AFP) – China’s world number five Feng Shanshan, the highest ranked player in the field, completed a dominant wire-to-wire victory at the 500,000 euros Ladies European Masters – her second win in the European Tour’s season-ending championship in three years.
The 25-year-old Feng, winner of the 2012 LPGA Championship and here in the same year, shot a final-round two-under par 70 to finish on 19-under par 269 for the four days.
That tally was two shots shy of the record winning total of 21-under par in 2012, but good enough for a massive five-shot winning margin.
Spain’s Carlota Ciganda, who won the Order of Merit crown in 2012, made a spectacular up-and-down from the back bunker of the 18th hole to finish second at 14-under par, one better than Germany’s Caroline Masson, who shot the day’s best round of five-under par 67 to climb up to third place. England’s Charley Hull wrapped up the Order of Merit crown, just one year after she won the Rookie of the Year award.
The 18-year-old became the youngest winner of the most prestigious title in the LET, which also gives her the bragging rights of being called the European number one for the season.