Defending Champion goes one shot clear of chasing pack at halfway stage of Sime Darby LPGA. Winnie Ng leads Malaysians on even-par
KUALA LUMPUR, 27 OCTOBER 2017 – It was a case of déjà vu at TPC Kuala Lumpur today, as defending champion, Shanshan Feng, resumed her position at the top of the leaderboard after a weather-affected round two of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.
The Chinese world no.6 shot a flawless 6-under par 65 to lead the tournament by one shot from second placed Madelene Sagstrom of Sweden.
Feng’s love affair with the East Course at TPC Kuala Lumpur has seen her win twice and finish runner-up twice in the last four years. It’s a record bettered only by her caddy Mercer Leftwich who was on the winner’s bag in the inaugural tournament, won by Jimin Kang, in 2010. Speaking after her round, Feng said: “Overall today was a very good round. I didn’t have as many birdie chances as yesterday but I think I actually made more putts so that makes me happy! 6-under is a very good score here. I really enjoyed playing with my team mates, Suzann and Madelene.”
Looking ahead to the weekend, she added, “Stick to the plan and do the same thing.”
Sagstrom continues to show impressive form around the East Course. Paired with Feng, the LPGA Tour rookie matched her first-round score with another 5-under par score. If it wasn’t for dropped shots on holes 1 and 2, she would be sitting atop the leaderboard as the tournament heads into the weekend. Speaking about her highest place in an LPGA tournament, she said:
“I feel great. I had a really good run for it after the rain delay and I was really excited to get some good shots back. I started rolling the putter really well. I’m just enjoying it out here. I’m not trying to focus on the leaderboard at the moment. I’m just trying to go out and play good golf and have fun.”
For tickets, which come with a goody bag including bottles of Gatorade and Sam Da Soo water, a La Cremeria ice cream, a pair of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Pink Sunglasses, and a RM10 Food Voucher, visit the tournament website at www.simedarbylpgamalaysia.com .
Come and see for yourself why the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia really is Malaysia’s most fun golf event.