Shanshan Feng wins Omega Dubai Ladies Masters at Emirates Golf Club
Last Updated: 08/12/12 3:40pm
Shanshan Feng: secured the trophy with a closing 69
China's world number six Shanshan Feng completed a commanding five-shot victory at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.
The LET's season-ending tournament was in Feng's hands after rounds of 66, 65 and 67 put her five clear after 54 holes and an eagle at the 451-yard par five third hole soon removed any doubts that she might struggle on the final day.
Despite a bogey at the fifth, her only blemish of the day, she calmly played the remaining 13 holes in two-under for a three-under 69, a winning total of 21-under and a five-shot win over Dutch player Dewi Claire Schreefel.
Schreefel had broken the Emirates Golf Club women's course record with a dazzling nine-under-par 63 on Friday but couldn't find the same magic on Saturday.
There were five birdies on her final round card but two bogeys as well and that meant she could make no inroads on the lead as she matched Feng's three-under 69.
Wales' Becky Brewerton burst out of the pack to tie for third place with Caroline Masson.
Brewerton's seven-under 65 was the low round of the day by two shots and saw her rise 20 places up the leaderboard and post her best finish of the season.
Germany's Masson was hoping a third place finish would see her win the money race but the ISPS Handa Order of Merit was taken by Spain's Carlota Ciganda, who preserved her lead at the top with a closing 68 which saw her tie for 10th.
By winning the Order of Merit, Ciganda became the first player since Laura Davies in 1985 to win both the Ladies European Tour money list and the Rookie of the Year title in the same season.
Feng was understandably thrilled after her five-shot win and she told Sky Sports: "It's my first time in Dubai and now I am in love with it.
"I was just playing my own golf. I said at the start if I shot five under nobody could catch me.
"We had a little more wind and it was tougher to play, so three under was not a bad score."