Chi­nese golfer has strong show­ing in LPGA

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Chi­nese golfer Shan­shan Feng ( ) has squeezed into the top 10 rank­ing at the 2015 Swing­ing Skirts LPGA Clas­sic cur­rently tak­ing place at Lake Merced, San Fran­cisco.

Feng demon­strated her am­bi­tion to excel in the first round by scor­ing two-un­der-par in a tour­na­ment that has a par value of 72.

Tai­wanese player Hsu Wei-lin ( ) also had a strong show­ing, scor­ing one-over-par.

Feng and Hsu are among the six play­ers spon­sored by CTBC Bank ( ), which is also the or­ga­nizer of the tour­na­ment.

The event has at­tracted all of the world’s top 10 women play­ers, in­clud­ing world No. 1 Ly­dia Ko, Michelle Wie, win­ner of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, and Lexi Thomp­son, ti­tle­holder of the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Cham­pi­onship.

Feng has seized five birdies and cur­rently sits in ninth place. Feng said a strong wind desta­bi­lized her sec­ond strike, and she will strive to im­prove her swing in the sec­ond round.

Feng won fourth place in last year’s Swing­ing Skirts LPGA and is re­garded as a dark-horse con­tender this year.

Tai­wan’s Hsu was vic­to­ri­ous at the 2013 LPGA Symetra Tour and af­ter a year of com­pe­ti­tion in the U.S. she said she is aim­ing to per­form her best in the game.

A to­tal of 144 play­ers are com­pet­ing for the US$2 mil­lion cash prize awarded to the win­ner.

Cour­tesy of CTBC Bank

Tai­wanese player Hsu Wei-lin ( ) swings at the 2015 Swing­ing Skirts LPGA Clas­sic in San Fran­cisco. In the first round, Hsu scored one-over-par in the tour­na­ment that has a par value of 72.

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