China’s Yueer Cindy Feng wins Symetra Tour event
LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) China’s Yueer Cindy Feng won the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic on Sunday for her first Symetra Tour title.
The 18-year-old Feng closed with a 5-under 67 to finish at 9-under 207 at Lake Wales Country Club. She eagled the par-5 10th and had five birdies and two bogeys.
”It means so much to do it in Lake Wales, which is close to home,” said Feng, who has lived in Orlando since 2005. ”It’s just so nice to be out here and win.”
Making her third start on the tour, Feng earned $18,750 to jump from 10th to first on the money list with $22,484. The top 10 at the end of the season will earn LPGA Tour cards.
”This win takes the pressure off a little bit to know that I am able to perform well out here and to know I have a head-start,” Feng said. ”Knowing that I won the event with a bigger purse always helps, too.”
She parred the final six holes.
”On the back nine, the wind started picking up and I had to stay patient and calm and make pars and just get to the next hole,” Feng said.
Megan McChrystal, Jackie Stoelting and Canada’s Maude-Aimee Leblanc – the second-round leader – tied for second, four strokes back. McChrystal shot 67, Stoelting 71, and Leblanc 72.