Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic R4

Shanshan Feng claims dramatic victory

July 04-07
Thornberry Creek at Oneida, Oneida, Wisconsin
$2,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

China’s Shanshan Feng posted a sensational bogey-free 63 (-9) to reach an unassailable total of 29-under-par to capture the famous Skywoman trophy at the 2019 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.

Thornberry Creek Classic R4 - Shanshan Feng claims dramatic victory
Photo credit: Gabe Roux

In her first appearance at Thornberry Creek at Oneida, the former Rolex Ranking No. 1 scooped the $300,000 winner’s check with a one shot victory from Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn, who took her all the way to the 72nd hole.

In a closely fought final round, which saw as many as 14 players within one-shot of the lead on the front nine, Feng, who shared the overnight lead with Jutanugarn, Joh and Park, reached the turn in 31 strokes. Only to still be a shot adrift of Jutanugarn, who was making a birdie trail of her own.

Admitting to not looking at the leaderboard throughout the week, Feng took matters in to her own hands on the back nine, with her 8-iron specifically.

The 29-year-old fired an 8-iron in to tap-in range on the par 4 14th hole to draw level with the 23-year-old Thai, before taking the initiative for the first time with another pin point 8-iron on the 16th to set up a birdie from 3ft.


Not giving up and playing in the group in front, Jutanugarn fired an 8-iron of her own to 2ft on the 18th for a tap-in birdie and the clubhouse lead at 28-under-par.

Undeterred, Feng hit another precision 8-iron approach to 4ft on the 18th before calmly making the putt, her 27th of the day.

Feng added, “I guess 8-iron was maybe my best friend this week. I think I’ll just try to use the club as much as I can in the future.”

Speaking about leaderboard watching Feng continued, “I thought I was winning already because everything was set and you could tell that around the green the people were ready for the trophy presentation so I was like maybe I was winning already. Then before I putted I looked up at the leaderboard and realized that I had to make the putt.

“So, you know, just in case I didn’t want everybody to be waiting for us when we have the playoff so just to let everybody go home as quick as possible, I made that putt.”

Feng’s 29-under-par total is the second-lowest 72-hole score (in relation to par) in LPGA Tour history.

Jutanugarn, who was gracious in defeat, said, “My whole week was really good, I actually love to be here. This is my third time here so I just look forward to coming back every year”

Californian 17-year-old Yeahlimi Noh, who started the round only one-stroke off the lead closed her week with a round of 68 (-4) to finish in T6 at 23-under-par alongside Rolex Ranking No. 1 Sung Hyun Park.

“I’m just overall really happy with how I played and how I finished. My goal was to be inside the top 10 this week and I’m really happy with my finish.” Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit made one of the biggest moves of the day jumping xx places with a tournament record 61 (-11) which included three eagles on the front nine – tying an LPGA scoring record for most eagles in a round.


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Official World Golf Ranking

Golf Ranking
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Scores
Total
To Par
Prize Money
1
Shanshan Feng
64 – 67 – 65 – 63
259
-29
$300,000
2
Ariya Jutanugarn
65 – 64 – 67 – 64
260
-28
$186,096
T3
Amy Yang
64 – 70 – 64 – 65
263
-25
$119,716
T3
Tiffany Joh
64 – 66 – 66 – 67
263
-25
$119,716
5
Hyo Joo Kim
71 – 63 – 66 – 64
264
-24
$84,057
T6
Yealimi Noh
63 – 65 – 69 – 68
265
-23
$63,170
T6
Sung Hyun Park
65 – 62 – 69 – 69
265
-23
$63,170
8
Jing Yan
68 – 68 – 63 – 67
266
-22
$50,434
T9
Marina Alex
69 – 67 – 68 – 63
267
-21
$37,545
T9
Alana Uriell
68 – 67 – 69 – 63
267
-21
$37,545
T9
Kristen Gillman
69 – 63 – 71 – 64
267
-21
$37,545
T9
Celine Boutier
66 – 69 – 67 – 65
267
-21
$37,545
T9
Eun-Hee Ji
68 – 67 – 66 – 66
267
-21
$37,545
T9
Mina Harigae
67 – 63 – 68 – 69
267
-21
$37,545
T15
Patty Tavatanakit
68 – 70 – 69 – 61
268
-20
$25,166
T15
Ally McDonald
65 – 70 – 70 – 63
268
-20
$25,166
T15
Giulia Molinaro
69 – 67 – 67 – 65
268
-20
$25,166
T15
Carlota Ciganda
65 – 69 – 69 – 65
268
-20
$25,166
T15
Anne van Dam
69 – 68 – 65 – 66
268
-20
$25,166
T15
Chella Choi
70 – 66 – 66 – 66
268
-20
$25,166
T15
Dottie Ardina
68 – 67 – 67 – 66
268
-20
$25,166
T15
Gaby Lopez
66 – 67 – 68 – 67
268
-20
$25,166
T23
Pornanong Phatlum
67 – 69 – 69 – 64
269
-19
$20,208
T23
Tiffany Chan
64 – 71 – 67 – 67
269
-19
$20,208
T23
Alison Lee
65 – 68 – 67 – 69
269
-19
$20,208
T26
Jeong Eun Lee
63 – 73 – 70 – 64
270
-18
$17,341
T26
Elizabeth Szokol
69 – 68 – 68 – 65
270
-18
$17,341
T26
Megan Khang
66 – 70 – 69 – 65
270
-18
$17,341
T26
Caroline Masson
66 – 68 – 69 – 67
270
-18
$17,341
T26
Yu Liu
62 – 69 – 71 – 68
270
-18
$17,341
T31
Mind Muangkhumsakul
69 – 67 – 68 – 67
271
-17
$15,079
T31
Lee Lopez
67 – 65 – 72 – 67
271
-17
$15,079
T33
Lauren Kim
68 – 69 – 70 – 65
272
-16
$13,856
T33
Nicole Broch Larsen
71 – 66 – 65 – 70
272
-16
$13,856
T35
Emma Talley
69 – 67 – 72 – 65
273
-15
$12,023
T35
Mi Hyang Lee
69 – 70 – 68 – 66
273
-15
$12,023
T35
Austin Ernst
67 – 70 – 69 – 67
273
-15
$12,023
T35
Anna Nordqvist
64 – 70 – 71 – 68
273
-15
$12,023
T35
Karine Icher
71 – 68 – 64 – 70
273
-15
$12,023
T40
Aditi Ashok
70 – 69 – 69 – 66
274
-14
$9,781
T40
Louise Ridderstrom
71 – 67 – 70 – 66
274
-14
$9,781
T40
Brianna Do
68 – 67 – 72 – 67
274
-14
$9,781
T40
Cydney Clanton
65 – 71 – 70 – 68
274
-14
$9,781
T40
Moriya Jutanugarn
65 – 69 – 72 – 68
274
-14
$9,781
T45
Nasa Hataoka
64 – 70 – 72 – 69
275
-13
$8,202
T45
Ayako Uehara
69 – 68 – 68 – 70
275
-13
$8,202
T45
Mi Jung Hur
70 – 66 – 68 – 71
275
-13
$8,202
T45
Lauren Stephenson
66 – 68 – 70 – 71
275
-13
$8,202
T49
Hee Young Park
74 – 65 – 71 – 66
276
-12
$6,843
T49
Wichanee Meechai
69 – 70 – 70 – 67
276
-12
$6,843
T49
Jane Park
66 – 70 – 72 – 68
276
-12
$6,843
T49
Jasmine Suwannapura
64 – 73 – 69 – 70
276
-12
$6,843
T49
Sei Young Kim
69 – 70 – 66 – 71
276
-12
$6,843
T49
Ryann O’Toole
73 – 64 – 67 – 72
276
-12
$6,843
T55
Brittany Marchand
73 – 66 – 69 – 69
277
-11
$5,807
T55
Katherine Perry
68 – 70 – 70 – 69
277
-11
$5,807
T55
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
67 – 71 – 70 – 69
277
-11
$5,807
T55
Kelly Tan
70 – 69 – 68 – 70
277
-11
$5,807
T59
Pajaree Anannarukarn
69 – 70 – 69 – 70
278
-10
$5,197
T59
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
68 – 70 – 69 – 71
278
-10
$5,197
T61
Jennifer Song
66 – 71 – 73 – 69
279
-9
$4,942
T61
Charlotte Thomas
71 – 67 – 71 – 70
279
-9
$4,942
T63
P.K. Kongkraphan
71 – 68 – 75 – 66
280
-8
$4,738
T63
Maria Torres
71 – 68 – 75 – 66
280
-8
$4,738
T65
Pavarisa Yoktuan
68 – 71 – 73 – 69
281
-7
$4,534
T65
Youngin Chun
71 – 67 – 73 – 70
281
-7
$4,534
67
Lee-Anne Pace
67 – 70 – 74 – 74
285
-3
$4,382
68
Maddie McCrary
69 – 70 – 74 – 73
286
-2
$4,278
T69
Clariss Guce
69 – 70 – 77 – 74
290
2
$4,127
T69
Cheyenne Woods
71 – 68 – 76 – 75
290
2
$4,127
CUT
Ashleigh Buhai
74 – 66
-4
$0
CUT
Daniela Iacobelli
73 – 67
-4
$0
CUT
Isi Gabsa
72 – 68
-4
$0
CUT
Jennifer Kupcho
70 – 70
-4
$0
CUT
Amy Olson
70 – 70
-4
$0
CUT
Sophia Popov
70 – 70
-4
$0
CUT
Muni He
69 – 71
-4
$0
CUT
Wei-Ling Hsu
69 – 71
-4
$0
CUT
Lindsey Weaver
69 – 71
-4
$0
CUT
Robyn Choi
68 – 72
-4
$0
CUT
Mariah Stackhouse
74 – 67
-3
$0
CUT
Dana Finkelstein
73 – 68
-3
$0
CUT
Kendall Dye
72 – 69
-3
$0
CUT
Daniela Darquea
71 – 70
-3
$0
CUT
Gemma Dryburgh
71 – 70
-3
$0
CUT
Cheyenne Knight
71 – 70
-3
$0
CUT
Louise Stahle
70 – 71
-3
$0
CUT
Mariajo Uribe
69 – 72
-3
$0
CUT
Sandra Gal
68 – 73
-3
$0
CUT
Julieta Granada
68 – 73
-3
$0
CUT
Katherine Kirk
68 – 73
-3
$0
CUT
Rachel Rohanna
67 – 74
-3
$0
CUT
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
73 – 69
-2
$0
CUT
Kristy McPherson
73 – 69
-2
$0
CUT
Luna Sobron Galmes
73 – 69
-2
$0
CUT
Dori Carter
72 – 70
-2
$0
CUT
Kim Kaufman
72 – 70
-2
$0
CUT
Alexa Pano (a)
72 – 70
-2
$0
CUT
Lindy Duncan
71 – 71
-2
$0
CUT
Natalie Gulbis
71 – 71
-2
$0
CUT
Celine Herbin
71 – 71
-2
$0
CUT
Min Lee
71 – 71
-2
$0
CUT
Sophia Schubert
71 – 71
-2
$0
CUT
Becca Huffer
70 – 72
-2
$0
CUT
Stephanie Meadow
70 – 72
-2
$0
CUT
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
70 – 72
-2
$0
CUT
Jenny Haglund
69 – 73
-2
$0
CUT
Georgia Hall
69 – 73
-2
$0
CUT
Sakura Yokomine
68 – 74
-2
$0
CUT
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
78 – 65
-1
$0
CUT
Stephanie Kono
76 – 67
-1
$0
CUT
Jaclyn Lee
75 – 68
-1
$0
CUT
Christina Kim
73 – 70
-1
$0
CUT
Ruixin Liu
73 – 70
-1
$0
CUT
Jeongeun Lee6
71 – 72
-1
$0
CUT
Cindy LaCrosse
70 – 73
-1
$0
CUT
Madelene Sagstrom
70 – 73
-1
$0
CUT
Laetitia Beck
69 – 74
-1
$0
CUT
Emily Kristine Pedersen
69 – 74
-1
$0
CUT
Ashli Bunch
73 – 71
E
$0
CUT
Simin Feng
72 – 72
E
$0
CUT
Brooke Pancake
71 – 73
E
$0
CUT
Na Yeon Choi
70 – 74
E
$0
CUT
Brittany Lang
70 – 74
E
$0
CUT
Peiyun Chien
75 – 70
1
$0
CUT
Alena Sharp
74 – 71
1
$0
CUT
Karen Chung
73 – 72
1
$0
CUT
Dani Holmqvist
73 – 72
1
$0
CUT
Maia Schechter
73 – 72
1
$0
CUT
Sarah Burnham
76 – 70
2
$0
CUT
Gabby Lemieux
75 – 71
2
$0
CUT
Erynne Lee
73 – 73
2
$0
CUT
Jimin Kang
70 – 76
2
$0
CUT
Suzuka Yamaguchi
72 – 75
3
$0
CUT
Paula Reto
75 – 73
4
$0
CUT
Lilia Vu
79 – 70
5
$0
CUT
Olafia Kristinsdottir
74 – 76
6
$0
CUT
Amelia Lewis
78 – 73
7
$0
CUT
Kim Williams
73 – 79
8
$0
CUT
Presley Cornelius (a)
96 – 103
55
$0
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