HRH Princess Haya presents Win­ner’s Tro­phy to SHAN­SHAN FENG

The 10th edi­tion of Omega Dubai Ladies Masters pro­duces a thrilling fin­ish

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DUBAI, Dec 12, 2015 Un­der the pa­tron­age of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hus­sein, Wife of HH Sheikh Mo­hammed Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum, Vice-President and Prime Min­is­ter of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the land­mark 10th edi­tion of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters came to an end on Satur­day, an­nounc­ing Shan­shan Feng, who strolled to a record 12-shot vic­tory, as this year’s tour­na­ment win­ner. HRH Princess Haya at­tended the prize giv­ing cer­e­mony to pre­sent the win­ner’s tro­phy.

“I am re­ally de­lighted to win in Dubai, which is a lucky place for me,” said the 26-year-old prodigy at the pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony which was also at­tended by Mo­hamed Juma Bua­maim, Vice-Chair­man and CEO of golf in DUBAI. Saeed Hareb, Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the Dubai Sports Coun­cil, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the spon­sors.

A good five shots in front, Shan­shan con­jured another piece of magic on the Ma­jlis course, go­ing bogey-free in her fi­nal round of 66. Her tar­get was 20 un­der par, but she sur­passed her own goal with a birdie on the iconic 18th hole to seal her third win in the event and equal her own record of 21 un­der par.

“Com­ing to this tour­na­ment my goal was a top-five fin­ish and I’m de­lighted to ex­ceed my ex­pec­ta­tions. Dubai has been re­ally good me, a lucky place, in­deed,” said Shan­shan who made three birdies in each half.

“It wasn’t easy out there in the windy con­di­tions, but I kept my com­po­sure and got the job done in the end,” she said.

Thai­land’s Thi­dapa Suwan­na­pura, who shot a fi­nal round 73, fin­ished sec­ond on nine-un­der par with Eng­land’s Melissa Reid a stroke back in third. Por­nanong Phatlum of Thai­land, Ger­many’s Caro­line Mas­son and French­woman Jade Scha­ef­fer fin­ished tied for fourth place on seven-un­der par.

Win­ning the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters was the ic­ing on the cake for Shan­shan Feng, who has also be­come the first player from China to win the Ladies Euro­pean Tour’s Or­der of Merit.

Shan­shan teed up in Dubai with an unas­sail­able lead and, af­ter col­lect­ing a first prize cheque for 75,000 euros, took her sea­son’s earn­ings to 399,213.41 euros, 150,062.84 euros ahead of sec­ond placed Melissa. Shan­shan now boasts 15 ca­reer wins, in­clud­ing five on the Ladies Euro­pean Tour, since turn­ing pro­fes­sional in 2007.

“We are, in­deed, priv­i­leged to have the of­fi­cial pa­tron­age of HRH Princess Haya, who her­self is an ac­com­plished sportswoman.

Her sup­port has been vi­tal to the growth of this tour­na­ment,” said Mo­hamed Juma Bua­maim, Vice Chair­man and CEO of golf in Dubai.

“In line with Dubai’s com­mit­ment to en­cour­age women to take to sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for healthy liv­ing, we or­gan­ised “pink day’ on Fri­day to raise aware­ness about breast can­cer and sup­port ini­tia­tives of Al Jalila Foun­da­tion Re­search Cen­tre. I would to thank all play­ers for their en­thu­si­as­tic sup­port to the no­ble cause,” he said. The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters and the Omega Dubai Desert Clas­sic are backed by OMEGA as the ti­tle spon­sor and Emi­rates Global Alu­minium PJSC as spon­sor. The co-spon­sors are: CNN, Dry­docks World, Emi­rates NBD, Gulf News, Jebel Ali Re­sorts and Ho­tels, Mercedes and wasl, while Dubai Duty Free, Neo­casa In­te­ri­ors and Mo­ti­vate Pub­lish­ing are the Pa­trons in golf in Dubai’s drive to show­case the Emi­rate’s vi­brant golf­ing scene to a world­wide au­di­ence.

ERe­sults show­ing prize money break­down - http://ladieseu­ro­pean­tour. com/?tour­na­ment=omega-dubai-ladies-masters-2

Shan­shan Feng en­joys the course set against this stun­ning Dubai sky­line

Right: Paige Spi­ranac

Far Right: Car­men Alonso Im­age on page op­po­site: HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hus­sein pre­sented the win­ner’s tro­phy to Shan­shan Feng of China. Mo­hamed Juma Bua­maim, vice chair­man and CEO of golf in DUBAi, and Henri Bur­rus of Omega were also pre­sent at Emi­rates Golf Club

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