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Wegmans LPGA final round recap

The winner is: Shanshan Feng. The 22-year-old from Guangzhou, China becomes her country’s first winner on the LPGA Tour. She moves up to fifth in the world rankings and collects the $375,000 first-place prize out of a total purse of $2.5 million. Feng shot the low round of the tournament, 5-under 67, in the final round for a total of 6-under 282 and a two-shot victory over a group of four players (Mika Miyazato, Stacy Lewis, Suzann Pettersen and Eun-Hee Ji) at 4-under.

Marquee pairing: The biggest gallery of the day followed Americans Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr, but neither were ever able to make much of a charge. Creamer was betrayed by her putter on the weekend, needing 65 strokes on the greens over the final two rounds. She finished at 2-under in a tie for ninth, while Kerr was a shot behind a 1-under in a tie for 12th.

Easiest hole: The par-5 17th, which played to a stroke average of 4.858 for the tournament and had 30 birdies Sunday.

Toughest hole: The next one, the par-4 18th. That had a tournament stroke average of 4.442 and saw just three birdies made at it Sunday.

Quotable: “Shanshan went out there and shot a great round. That’s the way we want it to be. You don’t want this golf tournament to end with somebody making bogey on the last hole to lose it. She went out and won it today, so congratulations to her” – world No. 3 and top-ranked American Stacy Lewis

Up next: The LPGA Tour takes a break while the men’s U.S. Open is held next weekend. The ladies return June 21-24 for the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Waterloo, Ontario.

---Jay Skurski

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