In the winner's circle with Shanshan Feng

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Shanshan Feng of China waves to the gallery on the 15th green during the final round of the Wegmans LPGA Championship at Locust Hill Country Club on June 10, 2012 in Pittsford, New York.


Wegmans LPGA Championship
June 10, 2012

Hometown/Current residence - Guangzhou, China
Birthdate - August 5, 1989- currently 22 years, 10 months and 5 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour - Tied for 9th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 2008 LPGA season
Turned Professional - December 2007

Becomes the third Rolex First-Time Winner of 2012, joining Jessica Korda (ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open) and Azahara Munoz (Sybase Match Play Championship)

Becomes the first-ever player from mainland China to win an LPGA Tour event

Earns 60 points toward the Rolex Player of the Year race, increasing total to 87 points and moving to 3rd place

With the $375,000 first-place check, she increases career earnings to $1,908,568 and increases season earnings to $668,715

Becomes the seventh player to record her first LPGA victory at the LPGA Championship

Rolex First-Time Winners at the LPGA Championship
Gloria Ehret, 1966
Sandra Post, 1968
Sherri Turner, 1988
Se Ri Pak, 1998
Yani Tseng, 2008
Anna Nordqvist, 2009
ShanshanFeng, 2012

In March she became the first Chinese player to win on the LET and also won three weeks ago on the JLPGA

4th top-10 finish in 8 events played in 2012

Previous top-10 finishes in 2012 include a tie for fifth at the Honda LGPAThailand, tie for second HSBC Women's Champions and tie for third at the Kia Classic

Unofficially projected to move from No. 10 to No. 4 in the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings

Topics: In the winners circle, Feng, Shanshan, KPMG Women's PGA Championship

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