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Shanshan Feng wins Dubai Ladies Masters by 5 shots

  • Associated Press
  • December 8, 2012 - 10:18 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Shanshan Feng of China won the Dubai Ladies Masters by five strokes on Saturday after shooting a 3-under 69 to capture her second Ladies European Tour title.

The sixth-ranked Feng had an eagle, two birdies and a bogey to total 21-under 267 at Emirates Golf Club.

"I didn't look at the leaderboard until 18, so I had no idea how everyone else was doing. But I'm very happy," said Feng, who won the World Ladies Championship in March. "I wanted a top-five finish this week and I did even better than that. I played solid all week and my putting was the key."

Dewi Claire Schreefel of the Netherlands (69) was next. Caroline Masson of Germany (71) and Becky Brewerton of Wales (65) were nine strokes behind the leader. Carlota Ciganda of Spain shot a 68 and earned the Order of Merit.

American Cindy Lacrosse (72) was 10 strokes back, while defending champion Lexi Thompson (70) was 12 behind. Michelle Wie (69) tied for 19th.

Masson needed to finish second to win the Order of Merit, but a double-bogey on No. 12 ended her hopes. Ciganda became the first player since Laura Davies in 1985 to win the Order of Merit and Rookie of the Year in the same season.

"It ends an unbelievable season," Ciganda said. "I'm very proud."

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